THE GOVERNING BODY
The governors of the school work closely with the Headteacher and the senior management team in making decisions about the school and planning for future development.
Governors have an executive role in policy development, the appointment of the Head and Deputies, and in the hearing of appeals from both staff and parents.
They aim to ensure that the school curriculum complies with the National Curriculum and other statutory requirements and that it is well taught.
They ensure that the budget is properly planned and all expenditure achieves best value for money.
To facilitate efficient management, the governing body meets twice per term. One meeting deals with the main Governor business while the strategy meeting tends to deal with finance and personnel issues. At times if needed Governors can be called to work in a small task group focusing upon a particular area.
Who are the Governors?
The number of Governors at Perrymount is determined by the number of children attending the school. The composition includes
- The Head
- Governors appointed by Lewisham Council
- A Governor elected by the teaching staff and non teaching staff
- Governors elected by parents/carers of children attending the school
- Governors co-opted by the elected and appointed Governors
What do Governors do?
Governors make visits to the school to ensure that the decisions they make are in the best interests of your child’s education. They listen to the concerns of staff and parents and try to act on any matters raised.
Governors work on a voluntary basis, and although entitled to claim expenses do not, as this would have an adverse effect on the school’s budget.
PERRYMOUNT SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY – Updated March 2021
GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE
Reconstituted March 2021
CHAIR OF THE GOVERNING BODY Rosamund Clarke
HEADTEACHER Christine Keen
The Governing Body operates two committees:
Pupil Discipline Committee I Staff Discipline Committee/ Staff Discipline Appeal Committee I Complaints Committee
These committees meet as and when required, with a minimum of three eligible governors to be drawn from a pool of all members of the Governing Body, subject to availability and lack of conflicts of interest and having regard to the need for the Committee to be balanced in terms of gender and race as far as possible.
Clerk to the Governing Body: Andrew Lau, c/o Governors’ Services, 3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU
PERRYMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL – Register of Business Interests updated February 2021