Our School Governors
What is a school governor?
What are governors responsible for?
- helping to decide on the school’s values and aims, agreeing plans on the future direction of the school and checking on progress with these plans.
- acting as a critical friend to the head teacher to support and challenge them in managing the school.
- deciding how the money allocated to run the school is spent.
- interviewing and appointing members of staff.
- making sure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, and to its local community.
Who are the Governors at St Agnes'?
St Agnes' Governing Body is made up of members, as specified in its Instrument of Government, split between the various categories of governor as follows:
- two parent governor (elected by all parents)
- one local authority governor (nominated by the local authority and approved by the Governing Body)
- seven Foundation governors (people from the parish, nominated by Hexham and Newcastle Roman Catholic Diocese and approved by the Governing Body)
- one teacher governor (elected by the teaching and support staff)
- one associated governor (co-opted by the Governing Body)
- Head teacher
Governors serve for four years although they may be re-appointed for a further period after this time.
There are currently no declarations of interest from members of the Governing Body.