The Governing body has responsibility to uphold the aims and direction of the school and is accountable to the Diocese and the Local Authority for the way the school is run.
The Governing Body
No governor has any individual power or authority, except the Chairperson/Vice Chairperson in certain specified circumstances. Governors work together to make decisions concerning the life of the school.
The governing body meets at least once per term although we typically meet twice per term in formally clerked meetings. Smaller committees/working groups also exist in order for issues to be looked at with more time, care and attention. At St Peter's we have the following:
School Improvement Plan
The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is produced annually by the Headteacher, Staff and Governors. The Governors oversee the process, led by the Headteacher. We look ahead in a planning process to prioritise projects and focus areas for the following year. The plan helps us monitor school development and the process is reviewed and evaluated at the termly governing body meetings.
Effective and Efficient Use of Resources
The Headteacher and Governors will strive to maintain a continuum of provision of resources, including staff, to meet the educational needs of the children and support the aims of the school. They will keep under review how that continuum of provision is resourced in order to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency in the deployment of resources. Efficiency will be measured in terms of value for money and effectiveness in terms of positive outcomes for pupils.
School resources receive a welcome boost from our active PTA, who involve themselves tirelessly not only in running fundraising events but also social occasions. Governors support PTA activities. The current Chairperson of the PTA is Sara Dennis.
To contact the Governing body, please do so via the school office
On: 01628 602295
Or in writing: FAO Governors, St Peter's CE Primary School, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 7DE