From the Chair of Governors:
Whether your child already attends, or you may be choosing Romsey Primary School for your child, a very warm welcome from the governors!
During your child’s time at Romsey Primary School, you will almost certainly have the opportunity to stand for election as a parent governor, which is a voluntary role and an ideal opportunity to be involved in important decisions. Governors are appointed for four years and can be reappointed after that time, depending on whether others have come forward. I hope to have the opportunity of meeting you at a school event.
Our Governors: what do they do? Who are they?
The Governing Body (GB), together with the Headteacher and senior staff, forms the School Leadership and Management Team. The GB works closely with the school staff to ensure that high standards are maintained in all aspects of school life. Although the governors’ role is a voluntary one, it has an important purpose in holding the school to account for standards of teaching, learning, behaviour and welfare and for the management of the school’s finances, staffing and buildings. The GB appoints the Headteacher to whom the operational responsibility for the school is delegated.
The GB is therefore a key part of the system for school accountability, offering challenge and support to school staff. Governors help to form the School Improvement Plan and are responsible for monitoring its effectiveness.
Governors come from the school and its wider community, with diverse professional backgrounds: they can be co-opted governors, staff governors, parent governors, a local authority (LA) governor and the Headteacher. Romsey Primary School is constituted to have 12 governors:
|Chair||Janet Féat (co-opted)|
|Vice Chair||Peter Higgs (co-opted)|
|Staff||Jaie Codling (on maternity leave)|
|Katherine Fitzherbert Green|
|Local Authority||Antony Hurle|
The full GB (above) is made up of all governors who meet together each half term: in addition, members belong either to the Curriculum, Standards and Teaching (CST) Committee or to the Resources Committee both of which usually meet twice a term.
Individual governors are linked to specific subjects and sections of the School Improvement Plan so that they can closely monitor performance against the objectives which have been agreed, working alongside members of staff and with children on visits to the school. This is how governors can really get to know the school and be constructive in challenging and supporting staff. Governors also attend school events, when they welcome the opportunity to talk to parents, staff and children.
With best wishes
List of governors currently serving Romsey Primary School & Nursery
|Name||Date Appt||Date Left||Role||Committee Attendance||Current Responsibility|
|Janet Féat||26/03/2014||Co-opted||CST||Chair of Governors, Safeguarding, English, SEND|
|Peter Higgs||26/03/2014||Co-opted||CST/Resources||Vice Chair, Maths, Chair of Pay Committee|
|Lindsay Nicholas||01/09/2013||Co-opted||CST/Resources||Deputy Head|
|Jaie Codling||07/02/2017||Staff||Maternity Leave||Staff|
|Jane Goddard||15/10/2015||Co-opted||CST||Chair of CST, Designated Training Governor|
|Antony Hurle||19/10/2013||LA||Resources||Safeguarding, Health & Safety|
|Matthew Hurst||26/09/2014||Parent||Resources||Sports Premium, Website|
|Katherine Green||29/03/2017||Co-opted||Resources||Pupil Premium|
|Christine Ryan||26/03/2014||Co-opted||Resources||Chair of Resources, Pupil Premium|
|Stephen Wyeth||26/03/2014||21/02/2018||Co-opted||CST||Higher Attaining Pupils|