Welcome from the New Chair
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself to everyone as the recently appointed Chair of Governors.
Prior to taking up this position I have been a Parent Governor at Alvaston Junior Community School for approximately 2 years and part of the Federated Governing Body for both Alvaston Junior Community School and Village Primary School.
My interest in the schools is that I have two older children who both attended Alvaston Junior School, and a son who has just left Year 6 at Alvaston. I have seen many changes over the years and feel that the Governing Body have attributed to many of the positive outcomes around both schools.
My passion in becoming the Chair is to see both schools continue to strive to their potential in order to benefit the pupils and staff who we are fortunate to have.
Over the coming months I will be spending some time in both schools and look forward to meeting as many pupils, parents and staff as possible in order to feedback any positives or concerns you may have to the Governing Body.
Rest assured that the governing body will continue on with the significant changes and improvements that have been brought about for further successful academic achievements in 2016/2017.
Chair of Governors
Governors Agree to Federation
On 1st September 2013 Governors at Village Primary School & Alvaston Junior School became a Federated Governing body. This currently means one larger governing body, overseeing, supporting & challenging the Senior Leadership Team at both schools. We would like to welcome new & old members of both governing bodies and thank you the parents/carers from both schools for supporting us with this.
The main role of the Governors is to provide strategic leadership with the Senior Leaders, supporting & challenging the schools to improve outcomes for all pupils. As a Governing Body, we make decisions to improve standards and to help the schools progress towards excellence, whilst promoting enjoyment for children throughout their school life. We expect the best for all our children, regardless of their ability throughout all areas of development, in order to prepare them for their future – personally, socially, emotionally, physically & academically.
We have a legal responsibility to:-
- Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed
- Oversee the school’s budget
- Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds
- Ensure that Special Educational Needs are met.
Governors have a responsibility to quality assure the work of the school and carry out regular monitoring, attending regular meetings and training to support this.
(Chair of Alvaston & Village Primary School Governing Body)
Full Governor Details: Governors 2015-2016 (pdf)