The governors at Dundonald Primary School work in partnership with the Local Authority (LA) and the school community to provide the best possible education for the children.
What is the Governing Body?
The governing body of Dundonald Primary School is a body authorised by statute whose core functions include:
* Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; * Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and * Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school's financial resources.
In exercising its functions the governing body is required to:
* Act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school; * Be open about the decisions they make and the actions they take and in particular shall be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.
Governors are recruited according to the skills required by the governing body to discharge its functions effectively. The governing body also has Dundonald staff on board.
The Role of the Governor
Governors help the school set priorities, develop detailed plans and monitor progress. The governing body has committees that focus on teaching & learning, personnel, safeguarding, resources, inclusion and pay; these groups help the school develop its policies and procedures. The governors work with the Senior Leadership team to understand how the school evaluates its performance, to shape the School Development Plan and to monitor the implementation of that plan and its impact on the outcomes for all pupils.
If you would like to get a bit more involved in these or other aspects of school life, the governors would love to hear from you. Let the school office know and one of the governors will contact you.
Meanwhile the governors will keep you informed through the school's newsletter.