School Governors

What is the local governing body?
Every aspect of the life and conduct of the school is overseen by the Governors. The Local Governing Body (LGB) has a general responsibility for the effective management of the school. This includes establishing, with the Headteacher, the aims and policies of the school, ensuring the National Curriculum is provided, ensuring Religious Education is provided, the setting and control of the school budget and supporting and appointing the Headteacher and other staff.

The LGB is made up of representatives of the local church, elected parent members and staff representative members. As well as attending formal meetings the Governors spend much time in school meeting and working with staff and children. They are always pleased and ready to talk to parents.

The role of the Governors is set out clearly in education law. Essentially we have a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and more broadly to ensure that our children stay safe, are healthy and enjoy and achieve and make a positive contribution whilst they are in school.
 
Our Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds. A number have educational experience, but others bring knowledge from and links with business and other walks of life. There are also a number who are parents whose children attend or have attended Bury. Overall we share a common commitment to delivering the best possible education and nurturing environment in which the children can learn and grow.
 
How to become a Governor
Governors do need to be able to dedicate some time to their role, typically two evening governing body meetings a term, as well as being prepared to serve on at least one of the governing body's committees. We provide a training programme to help and support governors in learning about their role and responsibilities. If you would like to find out more about being a school governor please email office@bury.cambs.sch.uk. 
 
Annual governance statement
The annual governance statement is a document which explains the processes and procedures in place to enable the school to carry out its functions effectively. This will be available to download shortly. 
 
Copies of the minutes from Local Governing Body and Committee meetings are available to the public via the school office. Recent copies can be viewed by clicking on the links on the left hand side of the Governor panel.