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Roles and Responsibilities

The governing body has responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. There are three key roles and responsibilities that governors fulfil, in order to achieve that goal:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In order to pursue its duties, the Governing Body is organised into committees with areas of responsibility specified in their terms of reference. Each committee meets regularly and reports back to the full Governing Body at termly meetings.

Governors have specific responsibilities for key subject areas and important functions:

Headteacher Performance Management CommitteePeter Griffin, Linda Springthorpe, Sheila Brown
Safeguarding/Child ProtectionJulie Linford
Special Educational NeedsLinda Springthorpe
PHSE/RSEAmy Keeling
Anti-BullyingAmy Keeling/Julie Linford
Subject LeadersLinda Springthorpe
Data Marketing and RecruitmentAll Governors
Pay Matters Committee Neil Elson, Linda Springthorpe, Peter Griffin, Sheila Brown
Pupil Performance DataNeil Elson
Health & SafetyLinda Springthorpe
School CouncilJulie Linford
School PoliciesLinda Springthorpe
Training & DevelopmentSusan White
WebsiteJulie Linford
Pupil PremiumPeter Griffin
Pre SchoolAmy Keeling
Complaints CommitteePeter Griffin, Linda Springthorpe, Julie Linford 
Martinshaw Primary School
Forest View, Groby, Leicester LE6 0BB
E: manager@martinshaw.leics.sch.uk
T: 0116 2876749