The main role of the school governing body is to support the Head Teacher and the staff through providing rigorous challenges to ensure the school is constantly improving. A role described as a “critical friend.”
The main duties are to:
Set strategic direction, policies and objectives.
Approve school budget.
Review progress of the objectives set.
There are termly full governing body meetings to discuss issues arising and curriculum meetings to monitor the pro-gress within school.
A number of smaller working groups are set up to look at particular areas.
These include Finance, Standards, Engaging Parents and the Community, Health and Safety.
Different types of governors:
Co-opted governors who are appointed by the Governing Body.
Local Authority Governors who are appointed by the Local Authority.
Parent Governors who are elected by the parents and carers. Like all Governors they serve a 4 year term of office and you are encouraged to think about standing for election when a vacancy arises.
Staff Governors who are elected by staff employed at the school.
Each governor also has a subject to which they pay special attention and meet with the teacher involved to discuss progress. Governors are also linked to areas of the school development plan.
School Governors 2018 – 2019
|Terry Johnson||Co-opted Governor||Griffin Primary School||01.09.22||Chair of Governors|
|Juliette Garmston||Headteacher||Griffin Primary School||31.12.2020||Voting Rights|
|Chris Storr||Foundation Governor||Griffin Primary School||11.04.2020||Vice Chair of Governors|
|Joanne De-Vries||Community Governor||Griffin Primary School||13.02.2021||Chair of Premises Finance and Personnel|
|Claire Baker||Parent Governor||Griffin Primary School||30.10.2018|
|Helen Richardson||Parent Governor||Griffin Primary School||01.06.22||SEN Governor|
|Vacancy||Co-opted Governor||Griffin Primary School||31.08.2019|
|Governors||Relevant Business Interests||Other Educational Establishments Governed||Relationship With Other Governors Or Staff|
|Chris Storr||None||Great Coates Village Nursery, Neasden Primary||None|
|Joanne De-Vries||SBM at Thanet Primary School & Fellow of ISBL & MAAT||None||None|
|Name||Attendance 2017/2018 Full Governing Body|
|J-M Chatwin||Chair||August 2018|
|Sophia Stewart||Co-opted Governor||June 2018|
Our Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office.
My favourite lesson at school is English. I can let my imagination run wild!
I love doing sports at Griffin. It keeps me fit and healthy!
I like school because we do lots of fun activities!
The best thing about school is seeing my friends and the teachers.
It is really easy to make new friends. That is an amazing thing about this School!
I love doing our Thursday activities. They’re fun and teach me something new.