Governors

Welcome to the Bottisham Community Primary School pages!
 
These pages have been designed to explain the role that school governors undertake and will introduce the current governing body to you.  There will also be links to various additional sources of information as well as meeting minutes and key dates.
 
The pages are currently under construction, so please bear with us whilst we are working on them!
 
Overview
 
Bottisham Community Primary School governors have the responsibility of raising school standards through their three key roles of:
  • Setting strategic direction
  • ensuring accountability
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance
Ofsted, as part of their monitoring of the school, also include governance in their assessment and Bottisham Community Primary has a current Ofsted grade of Good - February 2018.  Since the school operates within the Anglian Learning Trust (ALT) who are a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), our effectiveness is also challenged by the policies and systems set up by the Trust to this end.
 
The governance role is strategic, and this means that governors are NOT responsible for day to day operation of the school, since this is the function of the Head Teacher.  The Head Teacher does however have a responsibility to work with the board of governors to set the strategic direction.  The Head Teacher is therefore part of the governing body.
 
Questions about governance at the school should be directed to the Chair at the following address: chair@bottishamprimary.org
 
Further information
 
The governing body consists of a mix of parents at the school as well as members of the local community.
 
For further information about the board of governors and what we do, please follow the links below:
 
Who are the current board of governors?
 
When do the board of governors meet?
 
How can I find out more about being a governor?
 
How can I find out about what is discussed at meetings?