Dear Parents and Carers,
Governors are an important part of your school’s life. For instance, we appoint the school’s Head Teacher and work directly with the Head. In a number of important ways, the Head Teacher is directly responsible to the Governing Body, and when the school is inspected, the work of the Governors is inspected at the same time. The Governing Body is expected by central Government, to carry out a number of duties, by law.
The following pages give you some idea of what governors do. Governors are volunteers who serve in this role for a fixed period, usually four years. Some of them are members of the school staff, who choose to be on the Governing Body, but most Governors are not. They become Governors because they think they can help the school to move forward. I hope that if you read this part of the website, you will learn more about what it means to be a Governor.
I was elected as Chair of Governors in 2017 by the rest of the Governors, for a two year period (which is renewable). I have been a Governor here for since November 2015, serving mainly on the curriculum committee but also getting to know the children and staff in the Foundation Stage. I am very proud of Alderman Bolton’s pupils and how much they seem to enjoy their learning, supported by a team of highly dedicated staff.
Governors are always really pleased to meet parents and carers, and to learn what they think about the school. We usually meet you at events in the school and are always happy to discuss things with you, either there or at a later time. At least once per half term, we contribute to the school newsletter, to inform you of our current work and focus.
If you wish to contact me, or any other Governor, please leave a message at the school office, with details of how we can contact you by phone or e-mail, and we will certainly do so. Thank you for everything you do for the school
Chair of Governors