The school’s governing body is made up of parents, local people, staff at the school and appointees from the Local Authority. Their role is to oversee management of the school and set out the aims and objectives.
Governors work with the headteacher to manage the school budget, appoint staff and to ensure that the National Curriculum procedures are implemented. A system of governor committees and working groups meet on a regular basis to look in detail at finance, personnel matters, curriculum issues, buildings and maintenance plans and communication.
The governing body can be required to respond to complaints about the school. However, it is appropriate for such matters to be brought to the headteacher’s attention in the first instance.
The full governing body meets at least once a term. Governors are only too happy to discuss their role with parents and listen to suggestions, comments and concerns.
It is important that parents are informed about the governors’ work and decisions. Therefore governing body minutes are available to view, on request, from the school office. Full meetings of the governing body are open to parents to observe. The dates for Governing Body Meetings for 2021-22 are, 22nd September, 1st December, 25th January, 23rd March, 4th May and 6th July.
Finally, the governing body is always interested in hearing from people who may wish to serve as governors in the future! When there are vacancies for parent governors all parents are informed and nominations invited.
To find out more about the school's spending, please visit the Government's Schools Financial Benchmarking Service (click on the GOV.UK icon). You can use this to look at expenditure on a variety of items including staff, premises and bills.
There are no employees at Stretham Community Primary School with a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.