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Welcome to the Governors Page!
At Gladstone Primary School, we are a lively group of governors, with varying skills and backgrounds. The membership of our Governing Body is listed below. We all have close links with the neighbourhood as well as with the school.

What Do We Do?
We have a wide range of responsibilities. We help the school to raise pupil achievement and plan the school's future direction. Governors are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.

Our role is to provide support to the Senior Management of the school and assist in its efficient running. We have three key roles:

1. To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading
2. To act as a critical friend
3.To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides

The governors decide what we want the school to achieve and set the framework for getting there. We take advice from the headteacher, the ‘lead professional’, who is responsible for implementing policies and targets agreed by governors.
Governors have a responsibility to monitor the effectiveness of policies, the achievement and welfare of pupils.
Visiting the School
As governors we do not intervene in the day-to-day running of the school, but we visit the school during the day to attend meetings, see pupils in action and meet informally with staff. We have a policy for visiting the school which you can see below.

All our governors have equal status. We are elected by different groups such as parents, community and the local authority. We are always eager to recruit new governors, especially parents of our pupils. Being a governor is a rewarding and sociable activity. Our governors are encouraged to participate in all areas of the school life. 
Meetings to Support School Management
As well as the full governing body meetings that take place six times a year, we also have two committees:
1. Learning and Teaching Committee - We support and monitor pupil attainment alongside the development and monitoring of the wider curriculum.
·                 Norma Wildman
·                 Philippa Cherry
·                 Nazim Khan
·                 Christine Parker
·                 Dr Adam Farid

2. Fresh Committee - We monitor finance, health and safety and resources including staffing.
·                 Philippa Cherry
·                 David Jost
·                 Christine Parker
·                 Faisal Mahmood
·                 Paul Rogerson 
·                 Hilary Steele

3. Safeguarding Committee -
·                 Philippa Cherry
·                 Christine Parker
·                 Norma Wildman
·                 Kevin Dobbs  

You are welcome to look at minutes of our meetings, either by asking at the school office or by viewing them below.