Our Governing Body
What do we do?
The Governing Body, together with the Head Teacher, staff and Local Authority, is responsible for the school.
We provide the strategic direction for the school and provide support and challenge to the Headteacher. We hold the school to account for the standards it achieves and ensure that all the resources (including the school budget and staff) are properly used to meet the needs of all the children in our school and provide value for money.
The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher and delegates to the Headteacher the responsibility of the day-to-day running of the school. Individual governors have no power as such, and we cannot speak or act on behalf of the Governing Board – any decisions are made by the Board as a whole.
Who are we?
The Governing Body comprises four groups that represent the ‘stakeholders’ of the school – the staff, the parents, the community and the Local Authority. At Messingham Primary School we have a diverse and challenging board of governors. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, and bring a wide range of skills, experience and perspectives to the governing body.
We are required to summarise various details relating to the governors for the last academic year. The next tabs give details of the Governor’s specific responsibilities, details of our committees and the Governor’s register of interest and attendance information.