Governance

Welcome from the Governors of Marwood Primary School!

Marwood Primary School like all local authority schools has a governing board comprised of volunteers, who are tasked by the Department of Education with ensuring that the school provides the highest standards of educational experience for all the children who attend.  The Governors challenge and support school leaders to ensure they are accountable for the performance of the school.  Governors don’t get involved in the day to day running of the school, that is the job of the head and teaching staff. Instead they are there to support and challenge the school to achieve it’s aims in three key ways:

  1. Governors work with school leaders to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategy:  this includes strategic planning and setting priorities for improvement and monitoring how the school is progressing.
  2. Governors are responsible for holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  3. Governors oversee the financial performance of the school to ensure that it’s money is well spent

Our governing board is made up of 11 volunteers representing different parts of the community,  including parents, representatives of the church and members of the teaching team as well as other individuals who bring specific skills to the group.  We welcome governors with a wide range of skills – a background in education is not a prerequisite, rather we seek people with a diverse range of skills who share an interest in the school and a keenness to ask questions and understand how it works.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors or are interested in becoming a governor you can contact us via the School Office.