Governors of schools oversee the management side of a school. They ensure strategy, policy, budgeting, and staffing are all organised in the best way possible to ensure smooth and effective running of the school.
A governing board is made up of a diverse group of people who bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their own lives (whether within education or beyond). They then use those skills to benefit the school. They also get involved in the wider school community, playing the role of a critical friend to the headteacher and other senior leaders.
Being a school governor is a truly rewarding experience. As a school governor, you give back and make a difference to the young people in the school you are a governor for.
You take some of the responsibility for how funds are spent, you help to hold the headteacher to account and you support the school with its strategic direction. It’s a big responsibility, but you will know that you are truly having an impact on the next generation, supporting them in their educational journey. There aren’t many more rewarding causes than that.
Being a school governor requires commitment. We are always looking for suitable people to join our local governing body. Governors come from several different backgrounds, in fact it is a strength of a team to have a variety of skills and experiences on the governing body. Governors give freely of their time; they are volunteers and are not paid for their involvement.
We need people who have.
- a desire to improve our children’s education and to support the school
- a certain level of commitment
- a willingness to undergo training
- to be able to get along with colleagues
- a sense of humour
- to be in sympathy with the ethos of the school
- to get involved with the life of the school
Here is a link to a short, animated film about the role of governors
Click here to see animated film
Message from our Governors
‘Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School is a living and caring community, an extension of the home and an integral part of the Catholic Community.’
The Governing Body at Our Lady of Lincoln firmly believe that children are at the heart of our school and every child matters. We are proud of our inclusive philosophy and thoroughly enjoy being an active members of a dedicated team who strive for the best for our children in a safe and caring environment.
Our school mission statement celebrates the uniqueness of each person. The distinctive nature of our Catholic school incorporates this ethos.
As governors, we share the high expectations with all staff and strive to continually improve and raise standards.
As a school we are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our website will hopefully provide the necessary information to parents about how the school is run and the aims and expectations we have set ourselves. Unfortunately pen and paper cannot get across to the reader the friendly, supportive and positive atmosphere that our school possesses.
Going around the school you see and hear pupils eager to learn and to express their ideas and this is of course down to the quality of our teachers. The school is blessed by a teaching team that is experienced, highly enthusiastic and very supportive of children and each other. We therefore believe we are part of a happy confident school that is ready to nurture the developing talents of your children on their first and crucial step along their educational ladder.
I hope our website answers many if not all of your questions, but the school is always happy and willing to answer any concerns or queries you may have.
The Local Governing Body (the LGB), has a key role to play in the governance and accountability framework in place in our CMAT (The Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust) The LGB is a committee of the CMAT Board of Directors; its role is to understand how the school is being led and managed and to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the CMAT Board, monitoring how well the school is progressing. The LGB is responsible to the Bishop of Nottingham for ensuring that the Catholic character of the school is preserved and that links between the local/parish community and the CMAT Board of Directors are developed.