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Sturton by Stow Primary School


Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

How do we work with the school?

The Governing Body works with the Headteacher and with the school to ensure that the children have the best possible education and experience at school. We are volunteers and don’t get paid.


What are our responsibilities?

We have three core responsibilities set by the Government:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Our vision for the school is simple: to provide an outstanding education and school experience in a caring, safe environment. It is embodied in our strap line ‘Small enough to care, big enough to inspire’.

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
At Sturton we do this by being a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher. She can bounce ideas off us, test decisions and discuss difficult issues. We examine the assessment data for each year and ask questions about things we think might be done differently.

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
Through the ‘resources’ committee we ensure that the school’s money is spent wisely - on giving the best provision we can for the children. We agree the budget each year, then check to see that the plan is delivered.


Our Meetings and Committees

We have 9 full governing body meetings during the academic year, which all governors attend.

We also have a finance sub-committee consisting of a smaller group of governors, who meet 3 additional times during the academic year.


What do you think?

We are really keen to know what parents think, good or bad, about the school. This helps us do our job properly.

If you want to speak to us, you can contact us via the school office.

Sturton by Stow Primary School