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My name is Helen Swarbrick and I am Chair of Skelton Primary School governing body. I extend a warm welcome to all visitors to the Governor’s page of our website.

Governors are a body of people with a passion for the best provision for the children and school community at S.P.S.. They have a rich variety of knowledge, skills and understanding and work alongside the Headteacher and staff. They are recruited from the wider community, parents and the staff of the school. The Headteacher is also a member of the governing body.

The governors fulfil a strategic rather than a day to day role within the school. They work tirelessly to support the school’s highest aspiration and to improve its performance through their responsibility to provide informed challenge and to engage in regular monitoring of data about for example pupils progress and attendance.

We meet at as a full governing body twice a term and in addition as committees with responsibility for specific aspects of the school’s responsibilities (eg Resources, Employment & Finance).

Anyone accessing this page who might be interested in joining our governing body should contact either the Headteacher: sarah walker or myself . We are very happy to discuss in more detail the role of the governor. School governors provide strategic leadership & accountability in school. They appoint the Headteacher& Deputy headteacher and can assist in other appointments. Governors hold the main responsibility in school for finance. Governors work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Minutes of the full governing body meetings covering a wide range of work and available to view in school.

The key functions of the governing body are to

  1. Set the aims and objectives for our school
  2. Set the policies and targets
  3. Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making toward achievement of its aims and objectives
  4. Be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend.)

Who’s Who
Meet the Governors

Governing Body Membership
Governing Body Membership

Governing Body of Skelton Primary School – Business / Pecuniary Interests
Governing Body

Governing Body Attendance

Committee Structure and Terms of reference
Committee Structure and Terms of reference

Code of Conduct
Code of Practice – 2018

Governors’ Handbook
Governor Handbook