We want to introduce ourselves and tell you some more about the role of the Governing Body at St Francis of Assisi.
Our main role is to support Mrs Hope and the staff in the running of the school – we ensure that the school has a strong and clear vision and ethos, that standards are high, that all children at St Francis have access to the best possible education and that the resources of the school – the budgets, staff and building – are well and appropriately used. We have a particular interest in the safety and wellbeing of children and staff. Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese of East Anglia, have a special responsibility to maintain the Catholic ethos of the school.
We meet as a Full Governing Body four times per year and all Governors belong to one of our two sub committees – Resources, or TLS – Teaching, Learning & Standards – each of which meets termly. Some Governors have additional responsibilities shown below. We will let you know what we have been doing as a Governing Body through the ‘Weekly What’s On’ and we will publish an Annual Governance Statement on the School website. You can request minutes of the Full Governing Body meetings at the office.
Governors will be in school on a regular basis visiting classes, attending events such as assemblies and masses and helping with projects. Some governors are current parents and are in the playground on a regular basis – please do come and talk to us if you have any queries or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in Touch
If you want to get in touch with the Governing Body please hand a letter into the school office or email the clerk at email@example.com