Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

Our legal duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher

Our Governing Board meetings are usually held in the evening. We attend training sessions to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

The Full Governing Board meets at least once every term. Currently all governors also attend six committee meetings across the year which consider aspects of Finance, Personnel and Premises, Teaching and Learning, well-being and safeguarding.

There are also named governors with responsibility for Safeguarding, Headteacher Appraisal and Health and Safety

Regular meetings are held between the Headteacher and Chair of Governors to discuss school matters and monitor aspects of school, such as the budget.

All governors are kept well informed about the leadership of the school and are consulted about key strategic decisions, where appropriate.

All of our governors sign and adhere to the Code of Conduct.

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.

Mr Dave Cates is our Chair of Governors and a National Leader of Governance.  He can be contacted directly by emailing dcates@oughtibridge.sheffield.sch.uk

Governors information and duties