Towers Drive, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OZD

01455637266

office@richmond.leics.sch.uk

Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

Chair of Governors

 

 

 

Wel­come to our Richmond Primary School Governor section. We hope this provides a valuable source of information of who makes up our governing body and what our roles and responsibilities are within the school community.  These will ensure appropriate governance and hence excellent outcomes for all children within tight financial controls.

Richmond’s local governing body (LGB) sits within Success Academy Trust, a multi academy trust governance framework of currently four schools. Thomas Estley Community College in Broughton Astley being the lead school.  Within our LGB we currently have a total of 11 governors, 6 being co-opted (appointed by the governing body), including myself, 3 parent (elected by the parents of the school), 1 staff (appointed by the staff of the school) and 1 community (appointed by the governing body).  Each has a variety of different skill sets that they bring which further enhances the effectiveness of our governing body as we work together. All gov­er­nors serve for a period of four years.  The Head Teacher is not a governor.

We are a school that has a car­ing, nurturing ethos firmly embedded in all that it does and our governing body fully supports this. We believe this actively encour­ages all the chil­dren to achieve their full poten­tial and a unity of pur­pose gives the school a firm basis upon which to build.

Richmond attracts children from many diverse back­grounds from the surrounding area and we take care and time to sup­port the Head Teacher in iden­ti­fy­ing needs spe­cific to this (e.g. Base­line assess­ment & use of data to iden­tify more able / SEN chil­dren). We are com­mit­ted to a pol­icy of bud­getary allo­ca­tion that reflects the spe­cific needs of the school. Stringent financial governance takes place via monthly meetings with the finance officer in addition to the scheduled wider LGB finance meetings to ensure money is spent wisely to meet the needs of all children.

Par­ents’ involve­ment in their children’s edu­ca­tion is also really beneficial to providing good outcomes, both through work­ing with the chil­dren at home and in sup­port­ing the day to day life of the school. Attendance of parent focussed classroom events throughout the year are actively encour­aged and this is an opportunity where children can show their work.  Indeed, governors frequently perform their own classroom monitoring visits to ensure effective outcomes are being delivered.  We also attend events within the wider school community, e.g monthly school council attendance.  We are all com­mit­ted to further devel­op­ing our knowl­edge of the school and curriculum as an ongoing process.

There is a firm com­mit­ment to com­mu­nity involve­ment, both in sup­port of the school cur­ricu­lum and in fund-raising where the school reg­u­larly orga­nises col­lec­tions for indi­vid­u­als or groups, e.g local food banks, as well as tak­ing advan­tage of pro­mo­tional fund-raising events that sup­port the school’s resource needs.

Gov­er­nors share in regular training courses specific to their individual needs and responsibilities through Governor Development Services at County Hall or other local devel­op­ment group of schools through joint training.

The Head Teacher and the Chair of Gov­er­nors aim to meet once per week. The LGB reviews school poli­cies on a reg­u­lar basis & mon­i­tors their imple­men­ta­tion & effec­tive­ness. If you would like more infor­ma­tion about our gov­ern­ing body please select the "Governor" tabs, or call 01455 637266.