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Meet the Governors

' Governors are supportive of the school and share the headteacher's ambitions for its pupils.'

                                                                                                                                           Ofsted 2014

Our governors are representatives of the church, the Diocesan Board of Education, the local community, parents and staff. They bring to the school a wide range of inetrests, knowledge and skills.

Aims

 

The main aim of the Governing Body is to help raise standards of achievement, support the work of the school and ensure that pupils receive a high quality education.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff. Working alongside these senior leaders, the governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

Governors work as a team and hold powers and responsibilities collectively. The full governing body also has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility.

Governors are at the heart of how a school operates and whole school achievement rises significantly when this role is carried out effectively. They support and challenge their Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and  help to decide what's best for pupils.

The task can be divided into three main roles - providing a strategic overview, acting as a critical friend to the school and ensuring accountability.

 

Governor Categories

 

Parent governors are elected by other parents. When a vacancy arises on the governing body for a parent governor, the Clerk to the Governors will write to parents inviting nominations.

Staff governors are elected by other staff working at the school.
 
Foundation Governors are selected by the appointing body to which the school is attached. They are appointed to preserve and develop the religious character of a school, (if it is a faith school) and to secure adherence to the original trust deed that set up the school. St Jude's Foundation governors are appointed either by the Diocese of Southwark, or more frequently, by members of the church of St George the Martyr, Borough High St.
 
Local Authority (LA) governors are provided by the London Borough of Southwark. They help to monitor the progress of the school and bring a local aspect to governor discussions.

St. Jude's Governor Information 2017-18

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