The Governors of Our Lady of Good Counsel aim to ensure the children of Our Lady’s enjoy a happy and stable school life, with every opportunity to be the best they can be.
Governors are at the heart of how the school operates, forming part of the leadership structure of the school. Their work effects the interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of the school in the community. The Governors support and challenge the head teacher by gathering views, asking questions and discussing what’s best for the school and they play an active role in developing the school’s improvement plans.
Governors work as a team. They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. Raising educational standards in school is a key priority. They are not responsible for the day-to-day running of the school; in case of query or complaint these should be directed to school staff, in the first instance, to ensure that the formal steps in the school’s Complaints Procedure are enacted and all matters are dealt with fairly and equally.
The Governing body is accountable to parents, the local community, the MAT Trustees and the Diocese. Governor appointments are for three or usually for four year terms. The governing board’s main role is to help raise pupils’ standards of achievement.
The Governing Board:
- is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
- plans the school’s future direction
- works with the MAT to select the head teacher
- makes sure the agreed Curriculum is well taught
- ensure the Catholicity of the school in maintained and meets with diocese instruction
- makes sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs.
Information regarding governance including:
- Articles of Association
- Scheme of Delegation
- Funding Agreement
- Annual Accounts
can be found on the Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT Website.