Remit, Constitution, and Means of Operation

The overall aim of any Governing Body is to support and challenge its school in order to effect improvements in the educational provision on offer.

 

In pursuit of this aim, the Governing Body's 3 core functions are:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction;
  • holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The Local Governing Body of Ely St Mary’s C of E Junior School comprises:

 

  • up to 8 Members appointed by the Directors of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust;
  • 2 Staff Members (elected by the staff community);
  • not less than 2 Parent Members (elected by the parent community);
  • the Principal;
  • the Incumbent (“Incumbent” means, at the discretion of the Archdeacon, either the priest of the St Mary’s Church, Ely or such other person from within the Archdeaconry as the Archdeacon shall nominate, and the Directors shall approve).

The Local Governing Body meets 8 times a year, and operates as a whole.  Whilst it does not have committees for general business, Working Parties will, on occasion, be set up for specific short-term purposes.  Each governor has a portfolio of responsibilities, and monitors provision in relation to his/her designated areas, reporting back to the Local Governing Body. 

 

In addition to attending meetings of the Local Governing Body, our governors visit the school frequently for a variety of purposes, and are often to be seen at school events.  Once a year, all governors spend a full day in school.  There are opportunities for parents to meet with the Chair of Governors on our Partnership Consultation Evenings.  At other times, please make contact via Clerk to the Governors Mrs Judy Pettit in the School Office.