The school governors work closely with the head teacher. Their work focuses mainly on three core functions:
- Setting the school’s strategic framework and ensuring all statutory duties are met;
- Acting as a ‘critical friend’, supporting the head teacher and holding them to account for the day-to-day running of the school;
- Overseeing the school’s financial performance and ensuring its money is well-spent.
As Governors, we continue to be very grateful for the skill, effort, perseverance, professionalism, care for the children, and teamwork that the Staff demonstrate in facing the challenges of the day-to-day running of the school. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for all they do.
How we are organised:
Our Governing Body is made up of 13 Governors, appointed as follows:
- 2 Parent Governors, appointed by a ballot of parents
- 3 Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese
- 6 Co-opted Governors
- 1 Local Authority Governor – nominated by our Local Councillor
- 1 Staff Governor, appointed by a ballot of school staff
A list of the current Governors can be found here
Previous governors can be found here.
The Governing Body Operating Procedures can be found here
|Mrs Faith Bailey Chair of Governors Foundation Governor||I have lived in Yateley with my husband for nearly 25 years and have been very happy here. We have two sons, one is at university in Manchester and the other works in Leicester. I was a governor at St Peters Junior school before the amalgamation, but that seems a distant memory now. It has been really interesting to be on the Governing Body of Cranford Park right from the start and I believe the school has an exciting future . I am a foundation governor, which means I am one of three representatives of St Peters Church on the governing body, and so it won’t be a surprise when I say that I am actively involved at the church. I coordinate all of the childrens and family events that take place there and help to lead one of the weekly services with my husband. I have had a mixed career, starting as a paint technologist developing and testing paints for respraying cars, I then researched engineering plastics and worked in the space industry helping to build satellites. Finally, when my children were young I trained as a teacher. I like to spend time regularly in the school as a helper and I also lead some collective acts of worship (assemblies). I really enjoying getting to know the children and being part of the school community|