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Chair of Governors’ Message

Our Governing Body

‘The job of a Governing Body is to work with the Headteacher and senior leadership team to ensure pupils get the best education possible’

So what does this mean?

A Governing Body has the responsibility for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

How is this done at Cedars Primary?

At Cedars the Governing Body meets once a term in full but most of the work is carried out in two main committees, the Teaching and Learning Committee, and the Resources Committee. These groups meet at least once a term with additional meetings held as required.

Governors at Cedars also do much more than this; they are regular visitors to school and can often be seen helping out in class and at school events. They also bring a wealth of life experience from their different backgrounds and often help with specific projects and initiatives.

Our Governing Body is made up of:

Parent Governors – elected by parents
Staff Representatives – elected by school staff
Local Authority Governors – appointed by the local authority
Co-opted Governors – appointed by the Governing Body
The Headteacher is also a governor.

Becoming a school governor

If you would like to speak to a governor at Cedars, please contact the school office.

Sue Laird – Chair of Governors