Raynville Governing Board
The governing body is made up of different types of governors. Parent and staff representatives are elected to the governing body, some governors are appointed by the local authority and the governors themselves can appoint its own community governors.
What do our governors do?
Together with our Headteacher, they are responsible for making sure our school provides a good quality education. The governors make decisions which are in the best interests of the children at school, bringing their own skills and experience to support the effective running of Raynville. They work closely with the Headteacher and the rest of the staff, although much of this goes on in meetings and isn’t necessarily seen by the rest of the school community. At Raynville we are particularly fortunate that a number of our governors are able to spend time regularly helping in school with the children’s learning and talking with parents. Others use their skills in different ways – for example helping to write policies concerned with the school buildings or Health and Safety.
What skills do governors need?
No formal qualifications are necessary but Raynville is keen to attract people in the community who can bring energy, experience, commitment and fresh ideas.
How much of your time is needed?
Our Governing Body meets at least once a term in the early evening. In addition, governors need to attend committee meetings, events and appropriate training. Governors are encouraged to visit our school during the day to see us in action, and to get to know the staff and pupils. Governors usually serve for four years.