Welcome to the Littletown School Governor Pages
Role of the Governing Body
The Governing Body helps the headteacher and professional staff to decide the school’s ethos, strategy and improvement so that its pupils learn most effectively and achieve their full potential. It offers leadership, support, constructive advice, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. It also challenges, asks questions, seeks information, and tries to arrive at the best solution. The headteacher and professional staff are accountable to the Governing Body for the school’s management and performance.
The Governing Body takes a strategic role and acts as a critical friend to the school. It sets aims and objectives and agrees, monitors and reviews school policies, targets and priorities.
School Governors, who are we?
School governors are people from the school’s community and beyond who want to help the school to provide good education for children. In addition to the Headteacher, the Governing Body of Littletown School is made up of the following people:
- parents, who have been elected by other parents at the school;
- staff members, elected by the staff of the school;
- people put on to the Governing Body by the Education Authority because of their interest and experience in helping to run schools; and
- people co-opted from the Community to be Governors because of special skills or interests they have.
The membership of the Governing Body gradually changes over time. Normally a Governor will serve for a minimum of four years but the numbers of each type of Governor stays the same. The Headteacher can choose whether or not to be a governor.
If you would like to contact the Governors please do so via the school.
The current members are listed below:
Type of Governor
|Ms J Frith (Chair)
|Mrs T Sillitoe ( Vice-chair)
|Mrs C Bond
|Mrs R Connett
|Mr M Gibbs
|Mrs L Jeffery
|Mr A Luxton
|Mrs S Lyus
|Mr R Chester
|Mr K Nursey
|Ms V Wells
|Mr M Whitworth
|Mr R Winfield
|Mrs N Jackson
There are currently vacancies in the governing body for one parent governor and one community governor. Please contact the school to register interest in filling either of these vacancies.
How does the Governing Body do its job?
The Governing Body meets twice each term. One of these meetings is a “Business Meeting”, to deal with more routine matters, the other a “Development Meeting” which is intended to allow the Governing Body to take a longer view on school development. The bulk of the actual work is done by two committees:
- People, Curriculum and Learning; and
- Finance and Environment
The committees are supplemented by Working Parties, made up of Governors from one or other of the committees, which deal with specific projects as and when they arise.
Governors’ Information Centre
Meeting agendas, minutes of meetings and other governor information that may be of interest to parents, staff and visitors can be found in the Governors’ Information Centre in the school entrance foyer.
School Policies - the policies will be uploaded shortly
- School Discipline
- Complaints about School
- Parental Access
- Reporting to Parents, Reporting to Parents Cover Sheet
- School Uniform
- Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
- Accessibility plan
- Racial Equality
- Equal opportunities, Equal Opportunities Cover Sheet
- Health Education
- Sex Education
- Drug Education
- Outdoor Education/Educational Visits
- Special Needs
- Home school agreements