The Governing Body is responsible for providing a strategic view of issues that affect the school, for monitoring and reviewing standards and progress, and ensuring accountability and best use of resources. This involves both supporting and challenging the school as a “critical friend.” The Governing Body of Weston Park comprises 14 Governors: 5 Parent governors, 3 Community governors, 3 Local Authority governors and 3 Staff governors.
In addition to attending two Governing body meetings per term, each Governor is linked to an area of the Curriculum and is part of one or more Committees. The Committees meet twice a term and Governors also participate in an annual, off-site work day which is focused on a particular aspect of the school’s development.
We encourage communication with and from parents. Updates on the work and deliberations of the Governing Body are provided through newsletters and Meeting Minutes and parents are welcome to attend Governing Body meetings. We also conduct parent surveys and have a Governor’s desk at each parent’s evening.
If you have comments, suggestions, general queries about the development of the school, or a concern which neither the class teacher nor Headteacher has been able to resolve satisfactorily, you can contact one of the Governors at the school or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Chair of Governors, Peter Baran, at email@example.com.