What do Governors do?
Key roles of governors:
•To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
•To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
•To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
•Determining how the school's budget is spent
•The appointing and dismissing of staff
•Hearing appeals and grievances
•Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
•Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
•Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
•Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
From the Chair of Governors
My name is Pauline Wensley and I am the Chair of Governors here at Bennerley Fields. I have been in this role since Easter 2015, and feel very privileged to be part of this exciting school.
I have been a teacher of children with learning disabilities for more than 30 years in a range of special schools and have taught children of all ages from 3 to 19. Bennerley Fields is a very
dynamic, lively and welcoming school and there are always lots of interesting things happening.
We are very much a community who like to try new things in a supportive but challenging way
The school has been on an incredible journey in the past few years and is now considered Outstanding by OFSTED. This is because of the ability, hard work and commitment of the whole school. The Governors are very much part of the life of school.
The Governing Body work in collaboration with pupils, parents, carers and staff in developing and improving the standard of education in our school. We use the school vision to guide us in looking forward and to keep pupils at the centre of our decision making.
If you would like to visit school, or talk to one of the Governors, please contact school. You will be made most welcome.
Pauline Wensley, Chair of Governors.
“Governors now make an excellent contribution to the school’s effectiveness through their regular reports and visits to the school to check all areas of its work.” OFSTED, January 2015
Quote from Ofsted Report, January 2015
"Governors are very visible in the school and they know all of the staff and pupils. The impact on pupils is now central to the governors' role."