What is the Role of a Governor?

The Governing Body is responsible for making sure the school improves each year. It sets the direction and ensures that the school is meeting its targets, while allowing the headteacher and teaching professionals to manage the school on a day-to-day basis.

Governors attend meetings where reports on the school’s progress are discussed. They test information received by asking the right questions to ensure that the school spends its budget wisely against the priorities shown in the school plan.

The Cobham School Governor Action Plan is devised and agreed by the Governors annually. It outlines the roles and responsibilities that they collectively hold.

Who are the Governors at Cobham Primary?

At Cobham Primary, the Full Governing Body meet once a term, this meeting is attended by all Governors. Individual Governors also belong to three specialist sub-committees called the Curriculum and Pupil Welfare sub-committee, the Buildings sub-committee and the Finance sub-committee. These sub-committees meet termly and feedback into the Full Governing Body.

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