Grimes Dyke School
The Governing Body at Grimes Dyke is made up of 10 full governors and 1 associate governor who is the School Improvement Advisor (SIA). We have an excellent mix of Governors comprising local authority representatives, teachers, non teaching staff and co-opted members. There are currently two vacancies for elected parent representatives and one for a co-opted governor. The Governors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the work of the Governing Body but are a relatively new group forming the committee as most governors have joined the school in the past 18 months.
There are no governors who have governance roles in other schools or educational institutions and no governors are related to each other or to any member of the school staff.
Governors meet as a whole Governing Body three to four times a year, however sub-committees meet more frequently and feedback their actions and impact to the Full Governing Body. There are three main sub-committees - Joint Review Group (JRG) which is attended by the SIA, Resources and Pupil Support. In addition we have smaller committees which deal with Finance and Head Teacher Performance Management. Some Governors have specific responsibilities, such as, Inclusion / Safeguarding, Child Protection, Early Years and Health and Safety.
Strong governance is essential for good schools. Governing Bodies hold important strategic responsibilities for the development and improvement of the school. A key role of governing bodies is to support and challenge headteachers in order to ensure pupils receive the best possible education.
How to get involved?
Parents are well-represented on our Governing Body. No formal qualifications are required, so if you feel that you have the relevant skills to enhance the effectiveness of the body and improve outcomes for local children, please contact either the school office or submit your details via the form on the Contact the Governors page.