Waterton Governance Page
How we work
We meet together as a full Academy Standards Committee once every term. Full meetings will discuss school wide matters including the long-term strategy and vision of school, policy matters and general school matters for the preceding term. In addition, we meet regularly with the Senior Leadership Team and subject leads throughout each term to cover the finer elements of governance, discussing in detail issues such as complaints, discipline, quality of teaching and much more. Each member of the Academy Standards Committee holds a link role and will liaise with the relevant member of staff within school relating to each of the following areas of school life: Safeguarding; SEND; Disadvantaged Children; Curriculum; Parental Engagement; Health and Safety; and Well-being.
Keeping in touch
The website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to us. We are all contactable through school and are happy to discuss any issues or ideas you may have.
There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us. As many of our governors are also parents of children at school, so we can often be found around at the beginning and end of the school day. We will also be arranging specific opportunities and times throughout the school year to hear from you and keep in touch. Alternatively, you can always leave us a note at the school office or drop us an e-mail to the school address and we will get in touch with you.
Becoming a Governor
Being a school governor is an important role but you do not need to have any particular skills, knowledge or experience to become a governor. What you need to bring is: a commitment to school life; the ability to work with others; patience and enthusiasm; a willingness to learn; a commitment to working openly and democratically; and, most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life.
The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose.