Parent Governor Elections 2023
All maintained schools, like TGMS, rely on a group of talented and supportive volunteers to constitute their Governing Board (GB). The school’s GB is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational, safeguarding and financial performance. The board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.
We understand our responsibility in keeping our pupils safe (in line with the latest KCSiE publication) and for the wider remit of mental health and wellbeing for pupils and our staff group.
Ultimately being a governor is a rewarding experience. Our school is a small organisation so the GB can support and effect change and see the positive impact of that very quickly. Working with the staff group and pupils is energising, enlightening and fun. We have collaborated with the school leadership team, wider staff group and pupils to develop the vision for TGMS in the 2020's, the ethos and values which frame how we operate as an educational establishment.
There is considerable scope to utilise, develop or refresh skills in a governance role. These could include; leadership, human resources, performance management, finance, communication, teamworking, project management, strategic analysis and planning.
The full governing body (FGB) meets at least once a term. An appointed clerk takes minutes which are held in the school. At these meetings, the team will review, debate and approve the strategic issues outlined in the headteacher’s report, the School Development Plan, committee minutes and policies. The team will also review reports from visiting governors, feedback surveys (pupil, parent, staff and governor) and specific items such as Safeguarding, SEN provision and Pupil Premium effectiveness.
TGMS governors use three main committees to deliver the school vision and objectives and to ensure all statutory business, such as budgets and policies, can be appropriately discussed. Each meets once a term:
Teaching and Learning – focuses on the achievement and progress made by every pupil. This team regularly visits the school to meet with subject coordinators and to review the curriculum, marking and assessment and future training and developments.
Personnel, Pastoral and Admissions – focuses on the people who come to TGMS, both in terms of recruiting and retaining excellent teachers and support staff, the admissions policy for children and also the pastoral care, including the wellbeing, behaviour, discipline and safety, of everyone.
Resources – this committee is focused on ensuring the school and pupils have everything needed to deliver an inspiring curriculum and excellent pupil achievement. This includes current and future budget planning, premises management and health and safety compliance.
In addition, the Pay Review Committee meets twice annually following the staff performance management reviews.
All governors are expected to join at least one of our committees and to take on a named governor role. A summary of current members and responsibilities is shown below. In addition, all governors agree to abide by a Code of Conduct (attached below) which provides specific details on the commitments and responsibilities of governors at TGMS.
If you would like more information on becoming a governor at Tylers Green Middle School the current Chair can be contacted via the School office or by email: email@example.com.