The Governing Body is made up of volunteers who represent the School’s parents and staff, Essex County Council and the local community. They support and challenge the Head Teacher to fulfil the aims of the school:
Our vision is to be at the cutting edge of early years and infant education, to continue to develop children who are excited by the challenge of learning and achieve well both in their academic and personal development to the satisfaction of parents and carers.
Aims and Objectives:
Committed and enthusiastic staff, school leaders and governors:
The strategic functions of our Governing Board are:
The work of Governors is shared between three Committees who meet termly and consult in detail with the Head Teacher and staff:
There are also other Committees that meet to consider, for example, pupil discipline and parent voice. The full Governing Board meets three times each year to co-ordinate the work of the Committees and to discuss policy decisions, targets, plans and procedures. Each Governor also has a special responsibility, which can involve visiting the school to meet teachers, other staff members or external consultants. These include:
Governing boards are corporate bodies and individual governors have no power or right to make decisions unless governors have delegated a specific function to them. They work within an agreed Code of Conduct, respecting and maintaining the confidentiality of those items of business which the governing body deems to be confidential. The Chair does have the power to take action if the matter is urgent. ‘Urgent’ is defined in the Guide to the Law for Governors as where a delay is likely to be seriously detrimental and it would not be reasonably practicable to hold a governors' meeting to resolve the issue. Every Governing Board must have a Vice Chair who has the same role and powers if the Chair is unavailable.
If you have any queries, concerns or positive experiences you would like to share with Governors please contact the Chair in writing via the School Office. If you are interested in becoming a Governor please ask the Head or Chair for information.
Alderton Infant Governance Statement 2016 2017
Alderton Infant Governance Statement 2015 2016
Alderton Infant Governance Statement 2014 2015
Alderton Infant Governance Statement 2013 2014
Governing Body Constitution
Alderton Infant School Governor Code of Conduct