Linton C.E Infant School Governors
Linton C.E Infant School is a voluntary aided school which means the Governing Body is predominantly made up of Governors who are appointed through Linton Parish Church; either as a Parochial Church Council (PCC) appointment or nominated locally and approved by the Diocesan Board of Education and Training (DBET) at Ely. Cambridgeshire County Council as the Local Education Authority (LEA) agrees another appointment. The Headteacher, a Teacher Governor and a Governor from the non-teaching staff come from the school so the Body is made up of representatives of the parents, staff and members of the local community.
Our role is to help support the Headteacher and staff of the school in three main areas:
Helping with Strategic Planning: Where should we be heading?
Acting as ‘Critical Friends’: Is this the best way of getting there?
Accountability: Are we using our resources to the greatest benefit of all our children?
All governors are equal on the board. The term of office for all governors is 4 years. As employers, we follow safer recruitment standards and all new governors should expect to have a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service search to check that there have been no criminal convictions against that person).
We meet as a full Governing Body twice a term and our sub-committees meet once a term. In addition there are working parties on specific projects, educational meetings and an expectation that the governors will, from time to time after liaison with the Head, visit the school.
In general we are not teachers and our role is not to be like Ofsted and inspect the school. We are there to offer a different view and to ask questions to help the school in its own self evaluation.
Beyond the support of the leadership team, the Governing Body has a duty to appoint a new Head when the post becomes vacant.
If you are interested in joining the Governing Body please approach the Headteacher, Mrs Kelly Harries to discuss it further and she will put you in contact with a member of the Governing Body.