Meet the Governors
Welcome to Stanford Primary School Governing Body. Stanford Primary School has an active Governing Body. The governors collectively provide strategic governance to ensure that all children get the best possible education. The Governing Body meets as a whole group each term and delegates its business to committees where appropriate. The Governing Body has an important role in raising standards through its three key roles:
- Setting strategic direction
- Ensuring accountability
- Monitoring and evaluating school performance
Stanford Governing Body have responsibility together with the school leadership team for agreeing the policies for the general running of the school. Our role is crucial:
- We fulfill our statutory duties to ensure the school is safe, healthy and an inclusive environment
- We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of the school and issues that affect the learning and welfare of our children.
How does the Governing Body work?
The governing body works by collective decision -making and shared power, not personal power, and responsibility. It is the full governing body, which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility. Governors do not represent the individual interests of parents, staff or any particular group within the school or wider community.
The full governing body meets once a term but most of our work is delegated to two main committees:
- Curriculum and Standards
In addition there is a pay committee and other panels, such as disciplinary, appeals, complaints, exclusions which are set up as required.
All governors are members of the governing body and sit on one or more of the committees. Selection for the committees is based on interests and skills.
Dame Sylvia Morris DBE
Chair of the Governing Body