WELCOME FROM CHAIR OF GOVERNING BOARD – MR PAUL CLARKE
Following reconstitution in July 2015, The Governing Board, when full, consists of 10 governors, representing a variety of stakeholders: parents, the community, the local education authority and staff.
Governors hold their main meeting monthly, in term time. In addition, Staffing and Finance (S&F) is overseen by a sub-committee that reports to the Governing Board.
Some governors also assume responsibility to oversee e.g. Numeracy, Literacy, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Safeguarding.
Our role is to ensure that every child who attends Ferndown First School is given the opportunity and support to reach their full potential. As ‘critical friends‘ we offer both challenge and support. We maintain a strategic overview of the direction of the school; the day-to-day management is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and her staff. Our aim is to help raise standards.
Copies of the minutes of Governing Board Meetings are available to read in the school office, upon request.
We have recently welcomed several new Governors to the Board and are updating our membership details and pen portraits during May 2018. These will be made available as soon as possible.