Welcome to the Governors pages.
The governing body
Governors in Voluntary Aided church schools provide the visible link between the school, local community and church. The governing body is the school’s accountable body it is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
The Governing Body of the school is composed of 14 Governors:
a. Two elected parent governors
b. One Local Authority governor
c. One staff governor
d. The headteacher
e. One co-opted governor
f. Eight foundation governors appointed by Diocese of Chichester
As with all church schools the foundation governors are the majority of governors on the Governing body. However many have or have had children attending the school.
In law the governing body is a corporate body, which means:
- no governor can act on her/his own without proper authority from the full governing body;
- all governors carry equal responsibility for decisions made, and
although appointed through different routes (i.e. parents, staff, Local Authority, foundation and co-opted), governors do not act
as representatives of those groups and the overriding concern of all governors has to be the welfare of the school as a whole.
The foundation governors have the additional role of ensuring the Christian Ethos and distinctiveness of the school is reflected in all aspects of the school’s life, according to the school’s trust deed.