Our role is to work in partnership with the Headteacher to provide the best education for the children in line with the school’s vision and Christian values. We meet as a full Governing Body five times during the academic year. At these meetings we receive a report from the Headteacher, discuss the work of our sub-committees and consider other information that is important to the school. Each year we also hold a governors ‘Deep Dive’ day. Focussing on a particular priority from our Improvement and Development Plan, we spend the day in school talking and listening to children so we can understand their perception of their learning and progress.
We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school and most of this work is carried out through one of the following sub-committees:
Teaching and Learning Committee – Governors consider the schools performance in line with the National Curriculum. It monitors targets set in the Improvement and Development plan and analyses its impact on the progress and attainment of pupil groups.
Resources Committee – Governors look at the financial performance of the school, monitor its income and expenditure against improvement and development priorities and makes sure its money is well spent. This committee is also responsible for making sure the schools premises are kept in good order and that the requirements of Health and Safety law are met.
Personnel Committee – Governors oversee the appointment and performance management of all staff. Alongside the Headteacher they also support the professional development and wellbeing of the Pulham staff team.
The table below introduces you to the members of our Governing Body.