Welcome to the Governor's section of the website. Here you will learn a little more about Fordcombe CE Primary School's Governing Body and what we do. We hope you find this helpful. If you need to contact us please do so through the School Office.
Our main responsibility is to support the Headteacher and the staff. Within this, Governors have 3 main roles:
Much of the work is carried out by committees or individual governors with a specific responsibility for an area of the school. Reports are then submitted for discussion at a full governor's meeting.
Governors each have different reasons for becoming a governor, come from different backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experience, which are used when working with the school. As governors, people give up their time on a voluntary basis but it is a very rewarding and interesting way to become involved in the life of the school.
The full Governing Body typically meets 6 times a year and minutes from these meetings are available to view in the school office on request.
The Governing Body itself is set up by an Instrument of Government that also sets out the number of each type of Governor it should consist of. Fordcombe CE Primary School's Governing Body should be 12 members:
Foundation – appointed by the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Fordcombe – 3
Foundation – appointed by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education - 2
Foundation - appointed by the Bishop of Rochester - 1
Foundation - Ex-officio – 1
Headteacher - Ex-officio - 1
Staff Governor – elected - 1
Parent Governor – elected - 2
Local Authority Governor – 1