The Governing Body
Introduction from Chair of Governors
The Castle School governors come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of us are parents, others are from the local community and there are representatives from the school staff. We bring experience and skills from different walks of life but we all share the same commitment to deliver the best possible quality education and caring environment for the students and staff at The Castle School.
School governors’ work tends to be behind the scenes, but I hope that through these pages you can find out more about who we are and what we do. If you have any questions or would like to give the governors feedback on any aspect of the school, please feel free to contact us.
What do the Governors do ?
The Castle School governors work closely with the school leadership team to set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction. We ensure that these are translated into policies, plans and targets. We then hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school. Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. We are closely involved in the appointment of senior staff to the school, hear appeals, discipline cases and grievances and are responsible for ensuring the school buildings are safe
How do the Governors work ?
Our work is through a combination of formal board and committee meetings and visits to the school. There are two main sub-committees of the governing body – Finance & Resources and Learning & Outcomes. We also set up working groups as required, for example for the development of Post-16 education and facilities in the area. The governors are in school regularly to keep in touch with the life of the school and meet with staff and students. We try to keep close to the views of parents, staff, the local community and the school’s business partners to ensure that the school is delivering the best possible quality and caring education for our community.
Becoming a governor of The Castle School
Being a governor is a rewarding way to give something back to the community and make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We need people with a range of skills, experience and backgrounds. If you would like to find out more and to be informed when there are vacancies for new governors, please contact us (details below). More information about the role of governors in schools is here.
- Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st August 2015
- Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st August 2014
- Annual Report and Financial Statements for the period ended 31st August 2013