The headteacher is a member, as are two other members of the school staff, and it includes also parent governors, foundation members appointed by the diocese (the local area of the Church of England overseen by the Bishop of Southwark) and some representation of the local authority.
The governing body has a strategic role, not including day-to-day management of the school, and acts as a critical friend of the school and the headteacher, with an overall accountability function. It has, at its heart, the interests of the whole school community, and indeed the local community which the school serves. The governing body fully supports both the Christian ethos of the school and the continual and committed drive for school improvement. The governing body and its committees all meet termly, with focused agendas which enable issues important to our school to be addressed on a regular basis.
In order to fulfil their function, governors are committed to monitoring what is going on in the school, so that they can accurately evaluate its provision and progress. They do this through: visiting the school while it is in session; being a visible presence at events at which parents are present; receiving reports at meetings; and analysing data.
The governing body shares with the school staff the aim of trying to ensure that, within a Christian context, the children are given every opportunity to reach their full potential, to develop their strengths, to address areas where there can be improvement and to be safe and happy throughout their school life
Chair of Governors.