Welcome to the Oakley Lower Governor webpage. We hope you find the following gives you an insight into who we are and what we do.
Who are we?
Many of us are parents of current or former pupils at the school; others are people from the school's community who wish to make a positive contribution to our children's education. You will see many of us in the playgorund and we are always happy to chat or answer any questions you may have.
Why we are here?
Governors are the largest volunteer force in the country. It is our responsibility to:
raise school standards through 3 key roles: setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance,
manage the school's budget
assuring the well being of all staff with particular responsibility for the Headteacher
participate in the appointment of staff
We meet as a whole 5 times a year and sit on at least one sub-committee. We have 3 main sub committtees, these are: Finance & Personnel, Curriculum and Health & Safety. In addition we also have at least one specialist responsibility that we monitor and feedback on to the rest of the board. This can be from a curriculum area such as Numeracy, ICT etc or a specific needs area such as Gifted & Talented, Special Educational Needs etc. Being a governor is a 4 year commitment, it is challenging and exciting and ultimately very rewarding.