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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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About our Governing Body

Governors play an important part in the life of the school – this is mainly strategic; setting objectives, supporting the innovative and diverse learning opportunities for children and monitoring progress, supporting staff to help children reach their full potential and challenging where necessary. This is sometimes described as being a ‘critical friend’ to the Headteacher.


It is important to understand that it is the role of the Headteacher and the staff to run the school on a day-to-day basis. The Chair of Governors works closely with the Headteacher to ensure the success of the school.


Governors are unpaid volunteers who come from a range of backgrounds. They contribute their knowledge, skills and experience for the benefit of the school.


All governors are appointed by the Governing Body. A skills audit is carried out and matched to the needs of the Board.


Governors also take responsibility for Safeguarding, SEND, Finance, Health & Safety, an overview of teaching and learning and monitors the performance of the school