Mill Rythe Junior School Governing Body

The purpose of governance is to provide strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. The governing body in our school has a legal responsibility with the following three core strategic functions:

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

What we do

The governors, in partnership with the headteacher, provide strategic leadership and strive for excellence to meet the diverse needs of all our learners.  We are committed to providing a happy, caring and safe environment for all pupils that allows them to develop strong learning behaviours.  The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff who strive hard to ensure all pupils receive a learning experience that enables them to feel valued, safe and maximises their potential.

Governor Meetings

We meet every month as a full Governing Body, there is also a Pay Committee and a Headteacher Performance Committee which ensure governors fulfil their statutory obligations.

Governors may also have specific responsibility for a subject or priority within the school and attend meetings with school staff for that area as required. These meetings are an important opportunity for governors to see firsthand the work of the school and acquire a deeper understanding of school life.  This knowledge allows governors to support and challenge the school leadership team in securing excellent outcomes for pupils.

All Governors receive induction and relevant training for their area of responsibility, wider development is also encouraged and there are a variety of opportunities provided by Hampshire Governor Services.

Who we are

Our Governing Body is made up of representatives from staff, the local authority, parents and members of the community.  Our differing backgrounds give us a wide range of experience and views, enabling us to collectively make decisions in the best interests of the school.

We welcome and value feedback from parents so please do come and speak to us at school events or we can be contacted via the school office.


Governors’ Details