Role of School Governors
It was a fantastic privilege for me to be appointed as The Chair of Governors for Rhyl High School in October 2012. I have a long standing association with the school having been a former pupil and also a member of the Governing Body as a Parent Governor since 2001 during which time my four children have all attended the school.
The key role of the Governing Body is to help establish a strategic framework for the school and also to regularly review the progress being made.
This role is fulfilled by taking three key actions :-
– set aims and objectives for the school
– create policies for the school to achieve those aims and objectives
– set targets by which progress towards the aims and objectives can be measured
It is very important the Governing Body monitors and evaluates progress and to do this successfully we act as a “critical friend”. In doing so the Governing Body provides the Headteacher and the staff with support, advice, guidance and information drawing on its members’ knowledge and experience.
It is The Chair’s responsibility is to ensure that the Governing Body is effective in carrying out this huge responsibility.
Rhyl High School has a very good team of Governors who work extremely hard to ensure that our students have the very best education and learning environment possible. Our Governing Body consists of parents, teachers and representatives of the community with experience in education, finance, local government, commerce and industry etc.
The Chair also has a role in representing the school in the wider community. All the Chairs of schools in Denbighshire meet each term to discuss with senior local education officers the issues of the day.
Apart from it being a huge responsibility and also a great privilege, without a doubt myself and my fellow Governors are all very excited about the future of our school!
Chair of Governors