Local Board of Governance
Chair of Governors Welcome – Brad Owen
A big welcome from the governors here at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School. The Governing Body has 10 members, appointed by the board of Directors, varying from teachers, support staff, parents and members of the local community. We work as a team with the Head Teacher for the benefit of all the pupils and staff at Rodbourne Cheney. The term of office of each governor is 4 years.
We’re all volunteers and have a diverse background, from education, to safety, engineering and I.T. We’re here to give the school a strategic direction and to act as ‘a critical friend’ – helping to guide the school to improving the standard of education for all our children. We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed.
We ensure that local and national government legislation and targets are met, the safety of everyone is paramount, and that the curriculum is delivered to benefit all children.
Governors take an active role in the school, not only attending meetings, but also school functions, undertaking visits to classrooms and helping out with school visits.
The White Horse Federation Local Board of Governance
Each school has its own Local Governing Body (LGB). The Chair of each LGB will also sit on a collective group of similar Chairs from which one representative will be elected and then co-opted onto the Executive Board; this process will be repeated every two years thus affording new Chairs the opportunity to be similarly elected.
The WHF Executive Board has clearly identified the areas of responsibility that they delegate to the LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible and not itself accountable for the statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of the WHF Executive Board as communicated to the LGB. Read more…