Brownhills West Primary School

Our Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

GOVERNING BODY: The document below details who the school's governors are, the type of governor that they are and their attendance.

Sub-committees include: Finance, Performance management, Staff Dismissal, Pupil Discipline, Complaints, Appeals

The governor with designated responsibility for safeguarding: Mrs J Dainty

If you wish to contact the governors please ask for help at the school office or email and mark it for the attention of Mrs Tonya Foster, Chair of Governors. 

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What are governors and what do they do?

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. They form part of the leadership and management of the school and their role is vital to the effectiveness of a school.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Although each individual governor is a member of the governing body they may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • have a view of the aims and objectives for the school
  • set out how those aims and objectives can be achieved
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher
  • be accountable to the community to make sure that the school provides good value for money

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

The Governing Body at Brownhills West meet twice termly for one meeting which concentrates on Performance and Standards and another which oversees Finance and Resources. All members of the governing body attend each meeting.