As Chair of Governors, it's my great pleasure to introduce the Belmont Governing Board and to give you a brief insight into our work on behalf of the School.
School governors have a responsibility for supporting their schools, while also holding them to account. At Belmont, we are actively involved in all aspects of school life and contribute time and energy to ensure the School continually improves. Governors share the School’s aims and values, and are keen to enhance the environment, provide the right resources and to see that every child receives the best possible education and care.
Our main priorities as governors are to provide strategic direction and oversee the education of the children. We work closely with the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the school is well run and managed on all fronts. Our 14 governors represent our wider School community: elected parent and staff governors, Local Authority nominees and volunteers from the local community. We have a broad mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds to help provide the best possible support to the School.
The full Governing Board meets formally once a term. Sub-committees also meet regularly to focus on particular areas in more detail. Our main sub-committees are: Resources, Community, Health & Safety and Premises, and Curriculum and Achievement; other committees, panels and project teams meet when needed. It's also important for us to see the School in action, and we make regular visits to classrooms, to speak with teachers and to join in School events and celebrations.
I feel privileged to lead a team of governors who work so effectively alongside our truly talented school leaders, teachers and support staff. Belmont's success derives from the strength of its community, and the governors take very seriously the role we play and the contribution we can make.
Our work as governors needs to be as transparent as possible, and I'm always happy to talk to parents, prospective parents and others who work at and with Belmont about what we do and how we operate. Should you have any questions, then please do send me an email or contact the school office. You'll find a full list of governors and details of their roles and responsibilities below.
Chair of Governors