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Summerseat Methodist Primary School, Summerseat, Bury
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The Governing Board of Summerseat Methodist Primary School is made up of:

  • Four Parent Governors elected by the parents
  • Three Co-opted Governors who volunteer and are invited to join the Board because of their particular skills / experience
  • Two Foundation Governors who are appointed by the church
  • One Staff Governor elected by the staff
  • One Local Authority Governor
  • The Headteacher

The full board usually meets three times a year

The Governing Board's main responsibilities are:

  • To set the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To carry out statutory duties regarding safeguarding and attendance
  • To review and approve the school budget including the use of Pupil Premium Funding and the Sports Premium Grant
  • To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, behaviour, special needs provision etc
  • To monitor the performance of the school
  • To oversee curriculum provision
  • To appoint, challenge and suport the Headteacher
  • To occasionally sit on appointments panel or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
  • To engage with all stakeholders to work together for the benefit of the school

At Summerseat Methodist Primary School, many of these functions are carried out by committees which usually meet three times a year. Governors volunteer for these committees according to their own interests and experience.

The Resource Committee:

  • Personnel Matters
  • Financial Matters
  • Premises and Building Matters

The Standards Committee:

  • Acheivement and Standards
  • Curriculum Provision
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Inclusion Matters
  • Pupil Behaviour, Health, Weebeing & Safety
  • Attendance

In addition, we have an appraisal and a pay committee. There are also other special roles for which governors may volunteer, some are specified by Governor Regulations, some are particular to Summerseat Methodist Primary School. Foe example, we have a Safeguarding Governor, an Equal Opportunities Governor, a Special Educational Needs Governor etc.

Thinking of becoming a Governor?

All Governors are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work, however, they do play a vital role in the running of the school. Being a Governor is demanding and challenging but extremely rewarding. The term of office for a Governor is usually four years but Governors may be reappointed / re-elected. If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please speak to the school office.

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