Information about our School Governors
The governors are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school, for ensuring that the budget is managed prudently and for supporting our excellent staff.
The 3 core strategic functions of the South Failsworth Primary School Governing Body are:
The Role of a Governor at South Failsworth Primary School
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:
The Governing Body of South Failsworth Primary School consists of 14 positions and is now made up of:
Staff Governors are members of the teaching and non-teaching staff, including the Headteacher.
Parent Governors are elected by you, to represent you, the parents / guardians of children attending the school.
Local Authority Governors are appointed by Oldham Council.
To view more information about our Governors, please click on the profile links below
We currently have 3 vacancies on our Governing Body - 2 co-opted governors and 1 parent governor.
All of our Governors term of office is 4 years.
Register of Business Interests
A committee structure is in place that enables the Governing Body to function in a systematic and efficient manner.
The committee membership has been negotiated after taking into account the skill and experience of the governors and approved by the Governing Body.
All the governors are encouraged to serve a minimum of one of the three main committees:
Although governors agree to serve on specific committees there is no restriction on any governors widening their respective experience by requesting to attend any committee meetings.
Attendance Record of Governors
How you can contact the Governing Body
We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas from parents/carers. We also like parents to come along and take part in events that are happening in school and help and encourage their child to ensure that they become a valued member of society and a good citizen. You can contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.