School Governors

 

My name is Ben Pearson and I am extremely proud to be the Chair of Governors at Great Denham Primary School. I have been a governor since the school opened in 2012 and both of my children attend the school.

 

The governing body are the strategic leaders of Great Denham Primary School and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. The key roles of the governors are:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, the performance management of staff and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our role is not to be involved in the day to day teaching and support of the children, it is our job to provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and senior leaders in the school through regular meetings and by arranging visits to the school.

The governing body is made up of local people with a variety of skills and knowledge including teachers, non teaching staff, parents, the Biddenham Campus Trust, Bedford Borough Council and the local community. We regularly review the composition of the governing body to ensure we have the right mix and balance of knowledge, skills and experience to support the school to continually improve.
If you would like more information about the governing body please contact me at

ben.pearson@greatdenhamprimary.beds.sch.uk

If you click on the link below you will be able to read our annual report to parents.

 Governor’s Report to Parents - School Year 2014-15

 

The Governing Body

Click here for the National Governors Association website