Our 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. 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.
Boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focussed on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.
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 welcome desk in the Harbour building.
We do not publish minutes of our governing body on our website. However, 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.