Governors play an important role in the life of Blackhorse Primary School. Our role is to help shape the strategic direction of the school, monitor its work and provide a link between the school, parents and the wider community.
Governors have the following main responsibilities:
- To determine the strategic future of the school;
- To decide how the school budget should be spent;
- To appoint staff;
- To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, discipline, sex education, special needs provision, salaries;
- To oversee the curriculum provision.
The Governors hold full meetings at least three times a year. These meetings are open to parents and school staff and minutes are posted on the Governor’s Notice Board.
The Governors also have a number of sub-committees and working groups that meet regularly throughout the year to look in detail at the curriculum, buildings, finance, health and safety etc. The minutes of these meetings are approved by the full Governing Body.
The Governing Body welcome discussion of school issues with parents and staff. You can contact any Governor via the Chair or the Headteacher.
Our Governing Body is made up of:
Headteacher & Deputy Headteacher (co-opted)
5 Parent Governors
3 Staff Governors
3 LA Governors (appointed by the Local Authority)
4 Community Governors
Who are we?
The Chair of Governors is Sue Thomas
The Vice-Chair of Governors is Jo Bezant
Parent Governors elected directly by the parents are:
Claire Murray, Lydia Adams, Shaun Finn, Sue Thomas
Staff Governors elected by teaching and non-teaching staff are:
Kim Mc Connell and Sara Alhadeff
LA Governors approved by the South Gloucestershire LA:
Sir Aubrey Trotman-Dickenson, Hannah Wallington, VACANCY
Community Governors elected by the Governing Body are:
Jo Bezant (Vice Chair), Iain Taylor, Steph Mustoe, VACANCY,
Chair and Vice-Chair to the Governors are elected from the Governing Body.
Thinking of being a Governor?
All Governors are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work, however they do play a vital role in the work of the school.
Being a Governor is demanding and challenging but very rewarding.
How do I become a Governor?
If you are interested in becoming a Governor please contact either the Head Teacher or Chair of Governors through the School address. Current Governor Vacancies are highlighted in yellow.
We currently have 1 parent Governor vacancy for which the paperwork is below for you to download. Please return your nominations to the School Office by the end of the day on Monday, 31 October 2011.
Useful Weblinks & Downloads
South Glos Website
South Glos Governor Website
Governor School Visit Record