The role of school governors is to set the school’s strategic direction, to hold school leaders to account for improving performance and to make sure that money is well spent.
There are 9 governors at Gosden House. Of these:
- 2 are parents of children at the school
- 1 are members of staff
- 1 is approved by the Local Authority
- 4 are co-opted (one of these to be a member of staff)
- 1 Headteacher
The Headteacher is also a member of the governing body.
The minutes of the termly full governors’ meetings will be published on the school’s website once they have been approved. The website also contains other reports and documents that the governors have to make available. These include:
- The way in which the school has allocated and used Pupil Premium payments and the impact that these have had on the attainment of the children
- The curriculum that is delivered by academic year and by subject
- The school’s policies in relation to behaviour and charging (for activities such as school trips)
- Links to Ofsted reports and any published achievement and attainment data
Both the school and the governing body may, from time to time, ask children, parents, staff and the broader community for their feedback on aspects of the school. The outcomes of these questionnaires will be published on the website.
Bob Arnold – Chair of Governors
Bob has been a school governor for over 12 years and was elected Chair at Gosden House in September 2013. He is a director of a local business consultancy and is also chair of governors at Ewhurst infant School. Bob was designated a National Leader of Governance by the DfE in January 2013.