Gisburn Road, as a community school, is overseen by a Board of Governors
We are firmly committed to our vision statement, enabling pupils to achieve and thrive and helping them to leave our school equipped with skills to be life-long learners, confidence to have a go and values that engender respect in others.
As a school, we are continually looking to develop areas of excellence and good practice. Recent examples of our successes include obtaining the Step into Quality award for our early years provision and School Games Gold Mark for our sports provision. We are currently working towards the Food for Life award and the PQSL science award. In our most recent OFSTED inspection we were found to be a good school.
Chair of Governors
Meet the Governors
We have a diverse range of people on the Board, from parents and staff to business people and professionals from the local community. Each brings experience and insight to the group, which oversees the strategic direction of the school. The buck stops with the Governors, who are responsible for how the school is run.
There are several categories of governor: co-opted, local authority, parent and staff governors. All governors have equal status, whatever their category. We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.
There are various committees that, together with meetings of the full Governing Board, handle business throughout the year.
Each term there is at least one meeting to cover each of these topics:
- Full Governing Board
- Standards and Effectiveness
See whether Governors attended meetings:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Our Governing Board is proactive and are involved in monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance.
Gisburn Road Community Primary School has a robust annual programme of governor visits to the school, focused on gathering evidence to support school self-evaluation. The information gathered during these visits enable the Governing board to:
- Fulfil their statutory duties and responsibilities
- Have a deeper understanding of the areas of strength and weakness within the school and observe the impact of school improvement actions
- Monitor the performance of the school. This helps Governors to be better informed at meetings and to support and hold to account senior leaders in order to improve pupil outcomes
- Talk to children and staff about their experiences in school
Aims for the Governor monitoring and evaluation programme
The planning and implementation of this programme will result in:
- Governors will have a detailed focus on improvement strategies as well as information regarding subjects
- Statutory audits – safeguarding and inclusion
- Data analysis – This will establish the impact of school improvement priorities and identify further actions
- Involve meetings between staff and governors – formal and informal
- Learning Walks – with an agreed focus
- Discussions with children on their learning
- Reports completed by governors and shared during meetings
- Ensure that all polices are in place and regularly reviewed