MOSSLEY SCHOOL GOVERNORS
School governors play an important part in the success of schools. They come from every walk of life. There are currently over 300,000 school governors in England and they form the largest volunteer group in the country. With all the changes taking place in education, the role of the school governor continues to be demanding and is a vital contribution to school life today.
The role of Governors and the demands made of them will change over time to reflect changes in both national and local education policy. They work with the head and the local authority to promote high standards of educational achievement and to help the school respond to those changes. It is like an independent "board of directors" that support, have input into the strategic planning process and challenge the workings of the school to ensure that every child at Mossley has the best possible opportunity for success and to ensure a balanced school life for all concerned.
The Governing Body at Mossley consists of 17 governors - 6 Parents, 4 Foundation (church), 3 staff, including the head teacher, 2 Community and 2 Local Authority appointees. They act in the interests of the children and provide a vital link between the school and the wider community.
The head teacher and staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, including curriculum, teaching, behaviour, pastoral care and wellbeing of pupils and all those working in school.
The governing body ensures that these day-to-day workings are properly funded and supported with appropriate policies and procedures in a wide variety of areas. Amongst other things the Governing Body are concerned with
• The use of public funds
• The quality of education provided
• The health and welfare of children who attend the school
• The wider contribution to the community
Mossley has 2 sub committees within the main governing body, which concentrate on different aspects. Each governor sits on one of these committees. These committees are:
• Curriculum and Pupil Progress
Main meetings are held once every half term, and there are also regular sub-committee meetings and curriculum team meetings (when governors meet with members of staff). All meetings are on Thursdays, normally starting at 4.30pm and ending around 6pm. Other duties and training are also undertaken.
If you would like further information on becoming a Governor, please feel free to talk to any of the current Governor’s, they can be contacted via the school office, or visit these websites: