‘The whole body depends on Christ. And all the parts of the body are joined and held
together. Each part of the body does its own work. And this makes the whole body grow
and be strong with love.’
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. Their role is to help our school provide the best possible education for the children in our care.
Our Chair of Governors is Matt Croft. He can be contacted at: MCroft@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk
Our Vice Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor is Elizabeth Hocking.
The 3 core strategic functions of our Governing Body are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.
Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements with regards to Safeguarding, Health & Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.
The Full Governing Body meets 4 times a year, and all Committees meet either half termly or termly.
The Finance Committee is responsible for the initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up the by the school; ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control and agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding. This committee provides strategic advice and guidance on staffing and personnel issues; reviews proposals for the promotion of staff. The committee also provides oversight of the management and maintenance of the school premises; reviews proposals for capital projects and ensures best practice in procurement and implementation of works; provides advice and guidance on premises maintenance issues; lead responsibility for Health & Safety and monitoring of associated statutory requirements. The Chair of this committee is Alastair Findlay .
The Learning and Teaching Committee ensures the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum; reviews term dates and the length of the school day; reviews school performance data on a half termly basis and completes learning walks and book trawls. The Chair of this committee is Michelle Wyllie.
If you are interested in becoming a governor please complete the application form here.
Here is an overview of our Govenors: