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Introduction

The Governing Body supports the Headteacher and staff in providing an excellent education to the children. The Governors come from a variety of backgrounds, and add to the diversity of the school by supporting it in a number of ways. The Governing Body consists of Foundation Governors, Parent, Staff and Local Authority Governors, and contributes to a range of sub-committees.

The Governors three key roles are setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend to the school. The Governors meet throughout the academic year to review the Catholic ethos of the school, the school's budget, the curriculum, school improvement plans, staffing and the state of the school buildings.

If you wish to get in touch with any member of the Governing Body, please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Alison O'Sullivan – clerk@ourlady-inf.slough.sch.uk, alternatively you can contact Chair of Governors Mrs Lisa Timms directly -govchair@ourlady-inf.slough.sch.uk

Types of Governors

There are a range of different categories, roles and committees that can be involved with being a governor. In brief, the different categories are:

  1. Parent Governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election) and drawn from parents and carers of children at the school.
  2. Staff Governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school.
  3. Local Authority Governors: appointed by the local authority.
  4. Foundation Governors (not community schools): appointed by the school's founding body, church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government.
  5. Associate members (not governors): appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience.