Stanley St Andrews Church of England Primary School
Our school is a warm and welcoming place where everyone is valued. The open, friendly atmosphere provides a secure and safe environment where all can succeed. We aim to foster positive attitudes, good social skills and an enthusiasm for learning, within a broadly Christian framework.
This web site tells you a little about our school. The web pages tell you about our four classes, about our achievements, about our staff, governors and parents and most importantly about our pupils.
We are very proud of our village primary school and we hope that you will also share in that pride.
The aim of the staff is to make the school a happy, attractive and successful place. Every child deserves the best, and we will try to provide the best possible primary education for all our children and we hope that our children will take advantage of all the opportunities available to them.
Please remember that we are here to help you and your child.
If you would like to find out more about school then please look at our school profile at http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk/ and enter our post code DE7 6FB
Miss Melanie Lawson
Who are the governors?
The governing body is a group of local volunteers who represent the interests of the school. They form an integral part of the school and share the aim of providing the best possible opportunities for children to achieve and flourish at St Andrew’s. Governors are a ‘bridge between the school and the community.
Who sits round the table?
At St Andrews we have different categories of governor who each bring their individual skills, expertise and enthusiasms. We meet regularly every term and often come into school to see pupils and staff.
What do Governors do?
• Work closely with the head teacher and staff, finding out well our school is doing and planning strategically for the future
• Make decisions as a team that directly effects the children’s education and take responsibilities for these decisions
• Believe that their work can really make a difference and improve standards in the school
Training for governors
Governors are not experts at everything and have been trained in these areas:
• Child protection - Looked After Children - Finance - Special Educational Needs
What do governors get involved in?
• Making decisions to improve standards that directly affect the education and well being of children
• Make decisions about staffing and salaries and oversee the school’s budget
• Listen to views and concerns and decide what is in the school’s best interests
• Visit the school and get to know children and staff
• Celebrate community success and achievement
You can meet governors at school events and parents evenings and get in touch with them through school