The role of the school governor has become increasingly important as governing bodies are expected to make long term strategic decisions for the future of their schools. At Aberbargoed Primary School we are very fortunate to have committed governors who give freely of their time to our school, providing support and challenge with the overall aim to raise standards in education.
Governors come from all walks of life with no requirement for particular experience or qualifications. Members of the Governing Body bring an external perspective to the running of the school, either as a parent or a member of the community.
Governing bodies have a key role in monitoring effectiveness and acting as a critical friend – ready to challenge but keen to support. Working with other governors and the school leadership, we want to ensure there is a focus on outcomes and pupils wellbeing so that every child reaches their potential.
We tend to have full Governing Body meetings twice each term with additional meetings for the Finance Sub-Committee and other sub-committees, such as staffing and appointments, as the need arises.
Governors at Aberbargoed Primary School are also invited to attend curriculum workshops and get to the see the day to day work of the school at close quarters.
Remember the most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.
If you would like to be a School Governor or just wish to find out more about the role of Governors in schools, contact the School or click on the links below