The Governing Body is made up of parent governors, staff governors, governors appointed by the Local Authority, governors co-opted from the local community and any governors (known as associate governors) elected on to the Governing Body for a particular purpose.
A Message from the Co-Chairs of Governors
On behalf of the Board of Governors, we welcome this opportunity to briefly introduce you to the work the Governing Body undertakes to ensure that your child(ren) will receive a unique primary school education. We believe that the school itself fits in with the old adage that small is beautiful. Bentham Community Primary School draws a unique strength from its size, fostering a close knit family atmosphere where staff, pupils, parents and governors work together to ensure that all our pupils have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
•Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
•Acting appropriately to implement recommendations from outside bodies such as OFSTED.
•Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
•Management of the school's delegated budget
•Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based
Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through three Governing Body meetings each term. A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific issues within the school such as Pupil Premium, SEND and Safeguarding.
Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
The Governing Body is, therefore, rightly proud of the achievements of the school, not only in terms of good academic results, but also in the solid foundations it provides in preparing all our pupils for the remainder of their formative education.
If you want to be part of Bentham Community Primary's Governing Body please enquire about any vacancies.
Contact Mrs Claire Pearson, our Headteacher or Mr Mat Langan/Mrs Claire Burrow, Co-Chairs of Governors
The Governing Body are very actively involved in school life. Governors visit the school regularly and have become well known to staff and pupils.
Please see the document below which details who is part of our Governing Body and their roles.
Copies of Minutes of the Governors’ Meetings are available to members of the public for inspection at any time during school office hours, upon request.
A link to the DfE national schools financial benchmarking website can be found be clicking here. This is where the the Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) statement of income, expenditure and balances is published.
We are obliged to declare any employee earning more than £100,000 per year.
No employees earn this figure.