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What is a Governor?

Governors are volunteers and can be described as ‘critical friends’ of the school. They are involved in overseeing every aspect of school life, including the success of the school organisation, budget and staffing. They work with the Headteacher to lead and manage the school.

The Local Governing Committee's (LGC's) responsibility is to ensure the school provides a good quality education for its pupils. When setting the aims and policies for the school, Governors endeavour to promote an effective teaching and learning environment. The Head is responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the school with the staff, but is supported by the Governing Committee.

At The Mead, there are three types of Governors:

Co-opted Governors – these are Governors who are elected by other members of the Local Governing Committee (LGC) and have skills which are of particular interest;

Parent Governors – elected by parents of children attending The Mead;

Staff Governor –  our headteacher.

The role of the Local Governing Committee (LGC) at The Mead is to be accountable for the school’s performance to the parents and the wider community. With the Head, the Governing Body plans the school’s short and long term aims and objectives. It makes high level decisions on the school’s budget and staffing. It is responsible for ensuring the school sticks to the requirements of the National Curriculum and looks after pupil’s spiritual, moral and social development. The Governors have a commitment to provide for all pupils, including those with special needs.