Governing Body

The Snaith School Governing Body

Chair-Mr G Wragg

Vice Chair-Mrs C Evans

Governors-Mrs L Bellamy, Mrs S Young, Mr M Backhouse, Mrs Y Bellwood, Mrs C Holden, Mrs L Williamson, Mrs C Howse, Mrs L Devlin.

Trustees-Mrs Sheena Young, Mrs Celia Evans, Mrs L Bellamy, Mr G Wragg.

Finance&General Purpose Committee

Standards&Curriculum Committee

Mr M Backhouse

Mrs L Bellamy

Mrs L Bellamy

Mrs Y Bellwood

Mrs L Devlin (Staff)

Mrs S Young

Mrs C Evans

Mrs C Evans

Mrs S Young

Mrs C Holden


Mrs L Williamson

What do school governors do?

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Our governing body is currently made up of Graham Wragg (Chair), Celia Evans (Vice Chair), Lindsey Bellamy, Sheena Young, Martin Backhouse, Yvonne Bellwood, Claire Holden, Lynn Williamson, Christine Howse and Lynn Devlin.

Governors are committed to the success of the school and have embraced opportunities to strengthen their roles’ OFSTED 2017

The main aim of the governing body is to maintain and improve its school's standards of education.
The Board of Governors of The Snaith School comply with, The Education (School Government) (Terms of Reference) (England) Regulations 2000 that outlines the different roles and responsibilities of the Head teacher and Governors.

According to OFSTED, “…where governance is good, standards of attainment are more likely to be higher than in other schools. The quality of teaching, the behaviour of the pupils, and leadership and management are also more likely to be good. Where governance is weak, schools are more likely to be less successful overall.”

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 board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.  The Snaith School demonstrated effective leadership and management in its latest Ofsted inspection.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. In our school the school site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

•        set the aims and objectives for the school

•        set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

•        set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

•        monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

•        be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher as a critical friend.

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