Governance

Functions of the Governing Board

A school governing board focuses on the following four strategic functions:

  1. Ensuing clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
  4. Communicating with stakeholders: pupils, staff, parents & the wider community.

In order to carry out these important functions, there is a full Governing Board meeting at least once a term. The formal minutes of these meetings are made available on this website once they have been approved.

The Governing Board comprises 13 governors. The Chair and the Vice-Chair are elected annually from their number. The governors are nominated or elected by staff, parents, St Mary’s Church Hampton, or the diocese. They can also be co-opted by the governing board for their particular skill. You can find out more about our governors on the ‘Governors’ profiles’ page.

The majority of governors’ business is administered through its committees, which meet at least once each term:

Teaching and Learning
Personnel and Pastoral
Resources

If you would like to contact the Governing Board you can do so in the following ways:
Email: clerk@stmaryshamptonschool.org.uk

Letter: drop a note into the school office addressed to the Chair of Governors

The Clerk to the Governing Board is Clare Struthers.