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The West Bridgford Junior School Governing Body

West Bridgford School Governing body is an elected group of individuals who are responsible for supporting and challenging the way the school is run. We aim to ensure that every child's learning and progress within the school is paramount, and every child can develop to their full potential.

We are a diverse and enthusiastic team of people from the school and local community, including teachers, parents, governors elected for a specific skill (co-opted) and local authority governors (elected by the body that is responsible for maintaining the school).

Together with the pupils and staff, we set the aims and objectives for the school, develop policies and targets to achieve those objectives and monitor and evaluate progress of the school towards these objectives.

The Full Governing Body meets twice every term - there is one meeting with a focus on Finance, and one with a focus on Strategy.

In our Finance meetings we look at staffing and personnel issues and oversee the appointment of new staff and appraisal of current staff. We monitor the delivery of the school budget and allocation of funds. Here we are responsible for ensuring that the premises are in a good state of repair and the grounds well maintained. We also ensure that the school is complying with Health and Safety legislation.

In our Strategy meetings, we are responsible for monitoring the delivery of the National Curriculum and learning within the school. We review the School Improvement Plan and monitor its implementation. School policies are approved and we make sure that the requirements of children with special needs and disabilities (SEND) are met. Key areas such as equality, safeguarding, anti-bullying and spiritual development are also monitored here. 

Each governor is also allocated ‘link governor’ roles. They take a particular interest in these areas of school governance and are responsible for reporting back to the Full Governing Body about its progress.

Occasionally special committees need to be created to deal with certain issues e.g. a pupil discipline committee or Employee Grievance committee. These would be made up of appropriate representatives from within the School Governing body.