Fox Grove School

Bringing out the best

Governors

If you are interested in becoming a Governor for Fox Grove School please contact info@foxgrove.thpt.org.uk

SCHOOL GOVERNORS

The governing body for a school is a group of volunteers from within the school and the local community.

Governors main responsibilities are:

  • acting as a critical friend to the school
  • providing strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • planning the school’s long-term future
  • setting the school’s aims and values
  • assisting in the appointment of senior members of staff, including the Headteacher

Local Governing Body of schools usually meet three times a year, and each Governor would have different responsibilities to fulfil.  For example, governors may focus on safeguarding, SEND, learning pathways, or leadership and management.

As the school is an academy, which is a multi-academy trust, the Local Governing Body is part of a governance structure.  THPT has a Board of Trustees, which provides strategic leadership for the schools in the trust.  The Board has delegated certain functions to be locally managed, which means that Local Governing Bodies have general responsibility for the effective management of the school.  This information is held in a Scheme of Delegation, which can be found on the THPT website.

Being a governor is deeply rewarding, and it does require a commitment. Governors are expected to complete induction training and to take full advantage of a detailed programme of development to help build expert knowledge and practice.

If you are interested in joining Fox Grove's Governing Body and feel that you have the skills and experience to work with other governors to lead the school, please email info@foxgrove.thpt.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion in the first instance.