The Governing Body
What is it?
The governing body is a group of people made up of parents, staff, LA rep and members of the local community. The body supports the leadership of the school. Governors are motivated by a commitment to the children, and work to make sure they get the best out of their time. The role is voluntary and not paid.
Farnham Governing Body
Farnham’s governing body strive to work with our dedicated and hard working management, to ensure that as a school our vision and strategic direction remain focused on achieving the very best and highest standard for all our children. They do this by supporting all within the school whilst relentlessly critiquing every aspect of governance from the schools policy and procedures to the focus points for improvement. They regularly meet as a Full Governing Body as well as Committees; governors also have specific dedicated responsibilities and named roles for each year group which they perform to their best to ensure the performance of each and every department within the school.
There are different types of governors:
Parent representative (two places) are elected by parents
Local Authority representative (one place) is appointed by Local Authority
Co-Opted governors representative (6 places) are appointed by the governing body
Staff governor representative (one place) is elected by staff
The Headteacher (one place) is always a member of the governing body
Associate members (two) are appointed by the governing body