The Governing Body represents the public interest of the school. Individual governors are appointed or elected by various groups, each group bringing a different viewpoint. All Governors are actively involved in the work of the Governing Body and accept a fair share of responsibilities, including service on committees and in attendance at training sessions. Full minutes of all Governors Meetings are displayed on the school notice board. Previous minutes are also available on request from the Clerk to Governors, for parents to view.
What do they do?
Governors are involved in all aspects of the school, please read our blog below which is written by our Governors. Each year the governors also work with the staff to create a School Improvement Plan and a short version is added to the weekly bulletin by the Chair of Governors and put on the website. On the school twitter feed the governors often appear in photographs when they are visiting the school.
High Ham Governors Twitter Links
How often do they meet?
There are regular meetings each term, some are working groups, committees or ‘Full Governing Body’ meetings. Meeting attendance 2020 and 2021.
Who are they?
The High Ham Governance Board for the academic year 2020 and 2021 Jan 2021 Update
Here is an overview of their names, roles and responsibilities and if you would like more information about each Governor then read – Meet the governors
Health and Safety Statement of Intent:
High Ham Church of England Primary School will act positively to minimise the incidence of all workplace risks as required by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other associated legislation. All activities shall be carried out with the highest regard for the health and safety of all staff, pupils, visitors and the public at large. Our aim is excellence in health and safety, by means of continuous improvement of standards, systematically removing the causes of accidents/incidents and ill-health. Wherever possible, legal requirements should be regarded as the minimum standard to be achieved. The Board of Governors and Senior Management Team are committed to providing the financial and physical resources necessary to ensure that a high standard of health and safety is achieved. Within their areas of responsibility Governors will make provision from within their budgets for adequate resources to maintain and improve a healthy and safe working environment. People are our most valuable resource, and the safeguarding of human as well as other resources through health and safety is important, not only for its own sake, but also as a way of minimising costs.The successful implementation of this policy requires total commitment from all members of staff, pupils and visitors. The Health and Safety policy will be reviewed bi-annually or in the light of legislative or organisational changes.