The Role of the Governing Body is to help Shiplake School provide the best possible education for the children.
Shiplake is a voluntary Aided School, established by the Church (the buildings and land are owned by the Diocese in Oxford as opposed to the Local Authority who own community schools) and as such the Governors have much greater responsibilities than in community schools, for example, the Governors are the legal employers of the staff. Other responsibilities include:
Thinking and working strategically to achieve high standards
Monitoring and evaluating progress towards targets
Supporting the Headteacher and staff
Accountability to all stakeholders (children, parents, community) for overall performance and decisions.
There are 16 full Governors, each of whom is a representative from a different body. All Governors have full voting rights. Please click here for a list of current Governors.
Governors work as members of committees and panels to make ongoing decisions that are delegated by the Full Governing Body. The committees and panels are:
Performance and Standards Committee
Dismissal Appeals Panel
Pupil Discipline Panel
Performance Management Panel
Pay Policy Panel
If you are interested in becoming a Governor of our school please contact the School Office who will inform you about current vacancies and give you more information about the role.