The Meadow Primary School is a 4-11 school, situated in the beautiful village of Balsham. For further information, please make contact with the school office.
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THE MEADOW SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY
The Instrument of Government for the Meadow School dictates that the governing body should consist of a maximum of 12 governors made up as follows:
Parent Governors (minimum 2)
Staff Governors (minimum 2)
Community Governors (minimum 4)
Currently this is made up of governors who individually bring a wealth of experience and skills to the school to make up a Governing Body whose aim is to provide a Strategic View, act as a Critical Friend and ensure Accountability:
The governors attend four Full Governors meetings a year as well as serving on either the Standards or the Resources committee that meet once a term.
The Standards Committee deals with the Curriculum, Standards of Teaching and Learning and Data and Assessment.
The Resources Committee deals with Finances, Personnel, Health & Safety and Premises issues.
Extracts from the Governors Code of Practice
Governors must observe complete confidentiality when asked to do so by the governing body, especially in relation to matters concerning individual staff, pupils or parents and exercise the highest degree of prudence when discussion of potentially contentious issues arises outside the governing body.
As employers, we follow safer recruitment standards and all new governors should expect to have an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service search to check that there have been no criminal convictions against that person). Governors are not teachers and our role is not to be like Ofsted and inspect the school. We are there to offer a different view and to ask questions to help the school in its own self monitoring.