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Chair of Governors’ Message

National School Closures

The Governing Body at Cedars Primary School are delighted and proud of the way in which the school is managing the delivery of education through a blended on-line and face to face provision during these difficult times.  The care for the pupils and staff is evident in everything our dedicated staff team do.

Governor Vacancy

We currently have one vacancy for an enthusiastic, committed professional to join our established board who provide strategic management and support to the school.  This vital position takes a pivotal role within a team of dedicated volunteers and staff members at the school, who are passionate about wanting every child to be happy, caring and successful.

To find our more and to register your interest please e-mail office@cedars.milton-keynes.sch.uk

We require Governors to: provide 14 hours meeting time per year; to have a genuine interest in pupils’ learning and progress, and in return you are rewarded with 300 smiling faces of the future.  There simply is not a better return for your time!

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, 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 can be regular visitors to school, help out in class and be present at school events. They also bring a wealth of life and relevant professional experience from their different personal and career backgrounds, often helping 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.

Kate Warren

Chair of Governors