Governing Body

Scotch Orchard Primary School’s Local Governing Body

Our Local Governing Body will:

  • Hold school leaders to account in accordance with Trust-led targets to secure strong school improvement
  • Ensures the school achieves Ofsted Good or Outstanding
  • Receive and scrutinise the Headteachers’ Report focusing on challenging progress in teaching and learning
  • Challenge school leaders as to their medium to long-term vision and ensure that there is a robust strategy in place for achieving this
  • Ensure there are named governors responsible for the areas below and that relevant policies, approved and supplied by the Trust Board, are applied effectively and that targets/data set by the Trust Board, are monitored and challenged:
    • SEND
    • Safeguarding/child protection
    • Pupil Premium
    • Sports Premium
  • Contribute to the Ofsted process dependent on what is agreed between the Lead Inspector, Headteacher and Director of Education
  • Ensure schools collaborate so that students achieve high standards socially, academically and personally

The Governing Body of Scotch Orchard Primary School is currently:

  • Mr Mike Talbot – Chair of Governors 07/12/2020 – 06/12/2024
  • Mrs Joanne Bishop – Headteacher n/a
  • Miss Melanie Sturch – Staff Governor 12/11/2018 – 11/11/2022
  • Mrs Claire Swann – Clerk

Who are we?

The Local Governing Body consists of:

  • The Headteacher
  • 1 elected Staff Governor
  • 2 elected Parent Governors
  • 2 Co-opted Governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first full governors meeting of the academic year.