Governor Introduction

Welcome to the Governors section of the school website.

My name is John Pullen and I was elected to the position of Chair of Governors in Autumn 2017.  I am immensely proud to serve Barton St Peter’s Church of England Primary School in this way. I am a retired paramedic and also a local preacher.
Barton St Peter’s is an excellent primary school, where every child is encouraged to fulfil their potential in a safe and supportive environment.  The school has a long-standing tradition of ensuring that all of the work we do is underpinned by the values associated with a Church of England school.
The core purpose of the Governing Body is in the role of ‘critical friend’ to the School, and to support and hold the Headteacher to account in determining strategy and direction of the School.  The Governing Body also ensures the proper implementation of legal requirements, monitoring of achievement and standards, and the monitoring and evaluation of the School’s Improvement Plan.  The Governing Body sets aims and objectives and agrees, monitors and reviews policies, targets and priorities. The Headteacher, with her staff, is responsible for planning, teaching and the day-to-day running and management of the school.  The Governors, Headteacher, staff and children work in partnership to promote the aims and values of the school

The Governing Body support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team within the school. They are responsible for all of the legal requirements of the school including National Testing and Assessment requirments.

The Governing Body meets 3 times a year as a full group and the leaders within the school including the Headteacher provide reports and data to support the Governors in their decision making and questioning. As well as these meetings the governors have a committee structure which deals with Resourcing and Teaching and Learning. As well as this Governors come into school to support Health and Safety, Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, Looked After Children as well as different curriculum areas. We are lucky at St Peter’s in that our Governors also take a strong interest in pastoral and all other school events, they can often be found in school attending various events or supporting visits.

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