Local Governing Body
About the Local Governing Body
Our principle concern is the strategic leadership of the school; setting direction and policy to ensure our children are safe, happy and achieving their potential.
Our focus is the school improvement plan formed from our values, vision and strategy. We refresh the plan each year to take into account children’s attainment and feedback from the school community.
Our decisions reflect the school ethos and are centred on the children. And the way we go about making decisions is in accordance with our code of conduct.
We are a collective decision making body that represents community stakeholders and applies a sub-committee structure with governors nominated to oversee key areas. This ensures our decisions are of the highest quality, delivering the maximum impact for children.
We are a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher and wider operational leadership team, providing both support and constructive challenge. Governors have three crucial roles:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
We welcome feedback from parents & carers and the wider school community.
Our Chair of Governors is Mr. Ben Hughes. You can contact him at Benhughes@sppschool.uk or via the Reception desk in the Harbour building.
From the beginning of the academic year 2018/19, we made the decision to no longer publish minutes on our website. We are very happy to provide a copy of the minutes of our meetings for anyone who would like to request them. Please contact the Welcome Desk for further information.