Governance

The Chairperson of Effra Early Years Centre governing body is Mr Derrick Brown. Governors usually serve a four-year term on the governing body. The governing body is responsible for school issues: data and standards; progress and attainment; holding the leadership to account; SEND and inclusion; finance; Early Years Pupil Premium. We have two sub-committees that report in to the governing body. Resources sub-committee and Centre Improvement Plan sub-committee.

Table showing Governors names and Roles/sub-committee membership.

View Table Of Govenors

Every school is managed by a Board of Governors that work alongside the Head to meet the educational needs of the pupils in a safe and secure environment.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.    They provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  Their key functions are to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure it is money well spent
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
  • Being accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • Planning the school’s future direction
  • Selecting the head teacher
  • Making decisions about the school’s budget and staffing including the performance management policy
  • Making sure the curriculum is well taught
  • Deciding how the school can encourage children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • Making sure the school provides for all pupils, including those with special needs

Governors elect a Chair and Vice Chair on an annual basis.