Governor's Information and Duties

Parkside Community School Governors are a body of people made up of representatives from school staff, parents, the local authority and the local community.

Governance at Parkside is strong - OFSTED 2017

The Governing Body has specific core functions:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and the strategic direction of the school
  • To hold the Headteacher and Leaders to account for the educational performance of Parkside staff and pupils
  • To oversee and ensure the effective financial performance of the school; to ensure money is well spent, including Pupil Premium

Governors are a democratic group who take their roles and responsibilities seriously and they have a clear meeting structure.

There are 5/6 full Governing Body meetings per year.

Effective and robust Committees meet 3 times per year. These have responsibility for Learning, Standards, Management and Organisation. Every governor belongs to at least one committee. This involvement helps develop expertise and shape succession planning. Outcomes of Committee meetings are shared with the full Governing Body.

Our Senior Leadership Team links are strong and proactive; Governors are paired with Leaders to focus on curriculum subjects and specific aspects of school life. The roles are linked to the School Improvement Plan and meeting reports are shared at the full Governing Body Meeting.

The Strategic Group meets with the Headteacher to discuss specific issues in preparation for the full Governing Body Meeting.

Governors at Parkside highly skilled and experienced people who pool their skills and knowledge when working together to make a difference to the school. They provide a balance of challenge and support for the Headteacher and staff.

Governors are continually striving to drive up standards at school They are a committed group who are passionate about education and improving the opportunities for our pupils.

All governors undertake personal and Governing Body training to make them as effective as possible. A Governing Body self-evaluation is undertaken annually.

Governors have a presence in school; they visit staff and pupils and support events.

The time they give and the positive contribution they make to school are second to none.

Their expectations are high, in return they demand the best possible outcomes for every single pupil.

Summary of Committee Groups

Learning and Standards
Strategic Planning Group
Managing and Organising

Mr J Kelly - Chair

Mr S Bower

Mr A Chipp - Vice Chair

Mr K Falconer

Mrs J Horton

Mr A Kelly (Headteacher)

Minutes: Mrs L Clewes

Mr A Kelly (Headteacher)

Mr A Duffy

Mr K Falconer

Mrs J Horton

Mr J Kelly

Minutes: TBD

Mr A Duffy - Chair

Mrs J Horton

Mr A Kelly (Headteacher)

Mr J Kelly

Mrs K Machent (SLT member)

Mrs C Stanton - Vice Chair

Minutes: Mrs L Clewes


Please click here to view the Governing Body Information Report.

Governors Attendance September 2020 - August 2021

Governors Attendance September 2021 - August 2022

Governors Attendance September 2022 - August 2023


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