Governor Induction Information
The Governing Body greatly appreciates the willingness of governors to give their time to the strategic oversight of the school. It recognises the important of giving new and prospective governors the information and support they need to enable them to fulfill their role effectively from the outset.
Information from the School Governor Service
On election or appointment, the new governor will receive a welcome pack from SGS containing general information about the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body; this pack contains:
- A covering letter;
- Procedural hints;
- The seven principles of public life;
- A list of sources of information and support;
- NGA Paper 7 - Governors: Who they are what they do;
- NGA Association Paper 32 - The New Governor
- Latest governor training prosepctus;
- Latest edition of Notepad.
Introduction to the school
The Headteacher will invite the new governor to visit the school. This will include a tour of the school and provide an opportunity to discuss the context of the school and how it is currently performing in key areas. Within this discussion, there will be a focus on key data and pupil progress so as a new governor gains an understanding of how the school monitors pupil achievement.
Governor Induction Procedures
The New Governor Induction Policy below sets out the induction procedures for new Governors, including a list of the key documents to be provided, to ensure that they are able to undertake their role effectively.
Responsibility of New Governors
The Governing Body expects that new governors will make themselves available to visit the school and will attend 'New Governor Induction Training' within six months of taking up a postion on the Governing Body.