Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website. Every school has a Board of Governors which oversees the work of the school staff. As Woodford Valley CE Primary Academy is a single academy trust, the Board of Governors is particularly important in ensuring that the school functions properly.
The Board of Governors has three main responsibilities:
In addition, as Woodford Valley is a Church of England school, the Governors have a responsibility to ensure that the school remains true to its Christian foundation.
The Full Governing Body meets six times a year. It consists of the following members:
Governors belong to at least one sub-committee (Finance and Staffing, Curriculum, Buildings, and Ethos) which also meet six times a year. Governors also have responsibility for a school subject and meet with that subject leader, make a school visit and report to the Governing Board on that subject once a year.
The Governors draw up a strategic plan for the school, looking ahead for key developments the school needs to make in the future. We re-visit this plan several times a year.
The Governors audit their performance as a Governing Board, and are overseen in turn by the Board of Members, the majority of whom are not Governors.
Being a School Governor is a rewarding and vital role. School Governors are the largest group of volunteers in the country. We are very lucky to have a talented and strongly committed group of governors at Woodford Valley.