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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School


The East Preston Infant School Governing Body is made up of representatives of the Local Authority, parents, teachers and members of the local community. The daily management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff, whereas the Governors are responsible for the general direction of the school. They take decisions concerning staffing, curriculum, finance and premises to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.

Working as a team the Governors meet as a whole group at least once each half-term to discuss the needs and achievements of the school. In addition, dedicated committees meet to discuss areas of work in more depth. Governors provide a strategic overview, acting as a critical friend to the school and ensuring accountability with the aim to balance the interest of children, parents and staff.

The minutes of previous meetings are available to parents and on request may be read in school.

You can contact the Governors via our Chair of Governors, Mrs Jane Jones, through the school office.

Governor Categories

Elected Governors: Such as parents, teachers or staff who are appointed after an election has taken place- votes are cast by the parents of children at the school, teachers or staff as appropriate. When a vacancy arises on the Governing Body for a Parent Governor, the Governing Body will write to parents inviting nominations.

Local Authority Governors:  nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Body. These people may be appointed either because of their skills or have a known interest in local affairs and education.

Co-opted Governors: These people are appointed by the School's Governing Body usually because they possess a skill or attribute that the Governors need to use. To apply you should contact the Clerk to the Governors, East Preston Infant School, Lashmar Road, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1EZ.

Structure & Responsibilities

Full Governing Body: The full governing body meet twice per term.
Chair of Governors:  Mrs Jane Jones
Terms of Reference
Finance, Staffing & Pay Committee: This Committee meets every half term.
Committee Chair:  Mrs Sue Nelson
Terms of Reference
Premises Working Group:  A Working Group is convened and meets as required e.g. during building projects.

Business, Financial Interests & Relationships

A register of governing body interests (including business interests) is taken annually and is stored with the School Business Manager.