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The Governing Body


Welcome to the Pepper Hill School Governors page.  The Governing Body of Pepper Hill School is made up of a range of people from many different backgrounds, including representatives from the Local Authority, the Local Community, Parents and Staff.  All Governors are volunteers and offer their time, skills and experience to help run the School.  Although Governors receive some training from the Local Authority, they are lay people, not experts and their role is to act as a critical or questioning friend.

Working as an efficient and effective team, we aim to achieve a standard of excellence appropriate to each individual, enriching, encouraging and equipping each child for their future education.

What the Governing Body Does

The role of the Governing Body is to work with the Executive Head Teacher and Staff to offer all children at Stanton the best educational opportunities possible.  Their main task is in the area of school improvement – in practice, continually trying to make the school the best it can be.  Running the school on a daily basis is the responsibility of the Head and Staff – the Governing Body is responsible for:

  • managing the school’s budget
  • reporting on the standards being achieved
  • the appointment of senior staff and
  • developing and maintaining a strategic vision for the school

How the Governing Body works

Governors meet as a Full Governing Body seven times in an academic year.

Business is conducted through meetings where decisions are made collectively as a team. The Governors’ role is strategic, while the Head, with whom they work closely, has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school.