Governor Remit

GB objective 2019/2020 :

To embed the School Vision “Believe in yourself and each other”, to inspire all members of the Great Paxton CE School community to achieve the best they possibly can. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4: 13.


Governors’ role

The role of the Governing Body is an intrinsic part of the leadership of the school, although often unseen by parents and other community stakeholders.  This impact statement is one way in which the Governing Body articulate their role in school leadership, the impact which they have had on school improvement and be transparent about their activities.



All members of the Governing Body receive training. The impact of this is that the Governing Body are kept abreast of their responsibilities with regard to the latest requirements and expectations.


Impact of the Full Governing Body meetings

Headteacher’s appraisal

The Governing Body carries out the head teacher’s appraisal annually. Several Governors have undertaken headteacher’s appraisal training and expert assistance was sought from an independent educational advisor. The appraisal process allows us to look closely at the performance of the headteacher, have discussions about areas of strength and weakness in that performance and set new targets against which the headteacher’s performance will be evaluated.

The impact of this is that governors understand the areas to develop the quality of provision in the school.  This enables them to challenge the headteacher on how good practice within school is being shared for whole school benefit and how weaknesses are being addressed.  The different sources of data enable us to triangulate information and ensure that conclusions drawn from various sources are congruent.


Impact of the Standards Committee

Achievement of pupils

Action Impact Evidence
  • Review and monitor targets across the school
  • Refining systems for monitoring attainment and progress of pupils

Governor visit reports.

Committee meeting minutes.
  • Monitor attainment and progress of PP and SEN pupils across the school
  • Refining systems for monitoring attainment and progress of pupils
 School Data



Impact of the Resources Committee

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Action Impact Evidence
Create a school budget which reflects a balanced and sustainable budget to ensure the needs of the children on roll are met.

Manageable class sizes in relation to the size of the school.

Building in good condition for its age.

BCR, benchmarking activity, property manager’s report.

Levels of attainment and progress.
Carry out SFVS following an established timetable. All finances regulations met. SFVS audit.










  •  We as a staff give reassurance to our children that we are there for them as Jesus was for his flock. We will care and look after them, we will teach them and do not leave anyone behind.

Strong Foundations
&High Expections