Governors


School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing body. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

How do I become a school governor?

Please follow the link below to find out more about becoming a school governor.  If you would like to express an interest in becoming a governor at Crawford, please contact Mr. Martin Wilson (Chair of Governors) or Mrs. Gillian Wilton (Headteacher) via the school office for further information and to find out about forthcoming vacancies.

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/become-a-school-governor.aspx

 

Who are the governors at Crawford?

Governors 2016-17 and reg of interests

team member

Martin Wilson


Local Authority Governor
Chair of Governors
team member

Mrs Emma Crompton


Staff Governor
team member

Mrs Debra Eaton


Headteacher
team member

Mrs Rachael Farrelly


Parent Governor
team member

Dr Christopher Lomas


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mrs Heather Lomas


Parent Governor
team member

Dr Alison Makin


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mrs Lynn Manir-Jolley


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mr Gareth O'Hanlon


Parent Governor
team member

Mr Graeme Tickle


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mrs Mary Wilson


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mrs Sally Worthington


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mr Andrew Wroe


Co-opted Governor
team member

Mrs Sharon Howarth


Clerk to Governing Body
team member

Mrs Sarah Roberts


Clerk to Committees

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