Meet the Governors
Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
The Governing Body
The Governing Body
The governing body at Carnforth Community Primary School consists of a group of ten volunteers recruited to represent four main groups, the staff working at the school, the parents of the children attending the school, the local education authority and the local community.
The school governors have a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. The governing body acts as a critical friend to the head teacher by providing advice and support.
The governing body has three key roles:
1. Setting strategic direction
Setting aims for the school and agreeing policies, plans and targets for improvement to match those aims.
2. Ensuring accountability
Accounting to parents and others for the work of the governing body and school.
3. Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and evaluating the impact of the policies.
Some governors have responsibilities delegated to them to act as a 'specialist' governor for certain functions such as Child Protection, Numeracy, Literacy, Special Needs, Health & Safety and ICT. These specialists or nominated governors liaise with the school 'specialist' teacher, monitor the implementation of the policies and observe lessons where required, so that they can report back to the full governing body. Each governor also has a responsibility for one cohort of children. They meet the class teacher once a term to monitor progress and follow the cohort through the school.
To fulfil their roles the governing body meets once a term to conduct their business. However, several functions are delegated to committees - Asset Management, Standards and Effectiveness and Staff, Pay and Performance which meet at least once a term. Full terms of reference are available on request.
In addition, governors are required to establish committees to deal formally with staff and pupil discipline, complaints and to handle appeals from staff and parents. These are convened and meet as required.
Miss Liz Holder is the clerk for the sub-committees. Governor Services provides a clerk for the Full Governing Body meeting.
Becoming a governor at our school
Anyone wishing to enquire about joining our governing body should contact the school either direct or via this website. If a vacancy is not available at the time, we are happy to record your details for when one does arise.
We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor - if anybody is interested please contact Mrs Marriner in the school office.