Type of governor
Registered business interest
Liz Filer is head teacher at Valentine Primary School.
Laura Stokes is a teacher at Valentine Primary School.
Penny Hollowell (Chair)
Remit of the governing body
The Governing Body has the overall responsibility for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards of educational achievement, and for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. The Headteacher is accountable to the Governing Body for the internal organisation, management and control, and the educational performance of the school and its students. The governing body has responsibility for the appointment of all staff but has delegated this to the Headteacher for all staff below Deputy Headteacher.
Governors are responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent, and ensuring that the school has an effective and appropriate system of financial and management controls. The Governing Body has delegated the day to day responsibility to the Headteacher for implementing effective management systems, including financial monitoring and control systems, and for ensuring that the systems conform with good financial management practices.
Governing body structure
As of March 2018, the Governing Body has decided to suspend the committee structure, and decisions will be taken through Full Governing Body meetings.
When at full capacity, the Governing Body is to be structured of 11 governors