Who is the Governing Body?
Shakespeare Primary School Governing Body is made up of members of the local community, parents, teachers and a representative of Leeds Local Authority. Shakespeare Governing Body reconstituted in September 2014 to enable it to appoint people on the basis of the skills they could bring.
The Governing Body consists of :
- The Head Teacher
- One appointed Local Authority Governor
- One Elected staff Governor
- Two elected parent Governors
- Ten co-opted Governors (this can include more parent Governors)
Their responsibilities are varied and include staffing, finance and curriculum. The Governing Body carries out work through three sub-committees - Resources, Teaching and Learning, and Pupil Support. When a parent vacancy arises the two parent governors are elected from all eligible parents by ballot. Information on what is expected of a school Governor can be found on the National Governors Association website www.nga.org.uk
The office for each Governor is held for a period of four years.
The Chair and vice-chair are elected at the first meeting of the school year.
Our Chair of Governors is Gillian Simpson, who can be contacted via the school office.