School Governors’ Visit

Our school governors were in school on Friday morning to carry out school monitoring activities. Governor visits form part of their duty to hold school leaders to account for driving up educational standards linked to the agreed strategic priorities and the school development plan.

Governor visits take place at least once per term, and in the Autumn term all the governors visit on the same day in order to complete annual safeguarding training and a workshop on school data as well.

The governors were in the playground as soon as the gates opened for morning drop-off, speaking with parents, gathering parent views, until the gates closed for morning lessons. Governors then went inside the school to observe, speaking with children and spending time in classes.

This is one of the ways the governors understand how the school is doing and work with the school leaders to continue to improve our school.

School governors are volunteers who are dedicated to ensuring children in our community receive a high-quality education. Being a school governor also provides an opportunity for personal development: building skills and experience in areas such as project management, budgeting and working as part of a senior team. There are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing state schools in England. Anyone intersted in becoming a school governor can find more information on the Essex County Council page and the National Governance Association.