Great Addington Church of England Primary School

An academy with the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust



The Governing Body consists of

The Headteacher

7 Foundation Governors - click here for further information

2 Parent Governors

4 Co-opted Governors

1 Teacher Representative

Powers and Duties of the Governing Body are

Helping to establish (with the head) the aims and policies of the school, and how the standards of education can be improved:

Deciding the conduct of the school - that is, how in general terms it should be run:

Helping to draw up (with the head and staff) the school development plan:

Helping to decide how to spend the school's budget; and monitor spending.

Making sure that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught:

Selecting the head:

Appointing, promoting, supporting and disciplining other staff:

Acting as a link between the local community and the school:

Drawing up the action plan after an inspection and monitoring how the plan is put into practice.

Implement the school's health and safety (at work) policy.

The governing body meets twice a term.   There is also a Finance sub-committee and two working parties (Curriculum and Premises/Health and Safety) which report back to the full governing body.

Finally, the governing body acts as a group and not as individuals.

Parents are able to make an appointment to read past Minutes of the Governors meetings.

Click here to access PDET website page which details the Trust’s governance arrangements, the academy memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement.