Meet the School Governors here Meet the Governors 21.

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is crucial to the effectiveness of a school. (National Governors Association). Governors are volunteers from all walks of life and give their time freely to support the school. Information regarding the process for appointing Parent Governors can be found here 

The Governors at Park Gate are a highly committed group of people who are passionate about children’s learning and share the school’s aim – ‘Success for All’. 

The role of governors is to offer support and challenge as part of the effective leadership of the school. It is our responsibility to oversee the way the school is run, ensuring that the children get the best possible education and that the school fulfils all its statutory responsibilities. As part of our role we ensure the school’s ethos, underpinned by the Park Gate Way, is central to all we do. Governors monitor the curriculum, the attainment of pupils and progress data, leadership and the finances of the school and help to shape the strategic plan for the school’s future development priorities. We are also responsible for monitoring that Safeguarding requirements, employment, and health and safety policies and procedures are in place and adhered to.

At Park Gate the governors have chosen to manage the majority of their work through monthly full governing body meetings. We have a few smaller panels that meet two or three times a year, as required by statute, to consider specific items of business. To ensure we can fulfil all our duties some responsibilities have been delegated to individual governors – for example Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Special Educational Needs – and these governors report back to the full governing body. Current membership of the governing body can be found here PG Governors Constitution, Terms of Office and Responsibilities Sept 21 , the Governors Register of Interests can be found here Governors Register of Interests 21 and recent attendance information are listed below and the Attendance at Meetings can be found here Governor Attendance 2020-21.

The Governors at Park Gate try to attend and make themselves available at many school events so please do approach us if you have any queries or questions for the governing body. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact me or the governing body via the school office.

Val Morgan,

Chair of Governors