Birchwood Grove


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How the governing body works

At Birchwood Grove the Governing body is made up of a group of volunteers including parents, teachers, individuals from the educational sector and the wider community. Each governor brings their own experience and expertise to the body to ensure we have a diverse team. 

The Governing Body meets regularly throughout the school year and on occasion will visit the school and spend time with the children as part of their work. The Governors set the aims and objectives for the school. They set certain policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They also monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher. Each governor will have their own individual responsibility/subject such as safeguarding, finance or SEND. There is also a panel of governors delegated to carry out the Headteacher's performance management.

Responsibility of the Governor Body

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

If you are interested in becoming a governor, we would love to hear from you! Please contact the school office direct.