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Governor Statement


Our Vision
The Governing Body supports the vision of the Trust by ensuring that Cliffe Woods Primary school provides a first class education that offers high quality opportunities for all pupils to excel through a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment.

Through positive challenge, utilising our external experiences and knowledge, and supporting the strategy of the school we look to ensure all pupils have access to diverse opportunities to develop curiosity and tenacity. We support the school in their focus on wellbeing, promoting the core values of compassion, integrity, thankfulness, respect and resilience; to ensures every pupil can realise their full potential.

Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body provides confident, strategic leadership to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance.

The Governing Body has three core functions: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and overseeing the financial performance to ensure that the excellent opportunities offered by the school are efficient and sustainable.

The Governing Body oversee that the school’s principles are embedded in its policy and practice. We closely monitor Safeguarding, GDPR, Health and Safety, and Inclusion, to ensure that staff and pupil safety and wellbeing are prioritised in all aspects of school life.

Each governor monitors a specific aspect of the school’s curriculum: Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Diversity, Opportunity, Curiosity, Tenacity, and Health. Governors work closely with staff to monitor the ambitious intent, effective implementation, and quality impact of these areas across all phases of the school.

Governors are actively involved in the life and community of the school. In addition to formal monitoring visits, we regularly attend school assemblies, performances and support events which form an integral part of the special community that is Cliffe Woods Primary school.