Governors work with the headteacher and staff to make sure that Trinity Fields provides effective and successful teaching and learning for all of our pupils and to help raise standards.
The governing body is accountable to parents, the local authority (Caerphilly County Borough Council) and the local community for what they do, for the results they achieve and for the way in which they use our resources.
Our governing body meets at least once a term, with additional sub-committee meetings throughout the year. Our governors work with the headteacher and staff to fulfill 3 key roles. These are:
> Strategic role - relating to the school's aims, developing policies, targets and
monitoring to see if these are achieved;
> "Critical friend" role - such as acting as a sounding board for ideas, offering support
and constructive advice;
> Accountable role - where governors must be prepared to explain their decisions and
actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest in the school such as the local
authority, parents/carers etc.
The role of Governors in Trinity Fields School includes the following tasks:
> Agree the school's aims, values and policies;
> Contribute to and approve the school development plan;
> Approve and monitor the school budget;
> Make sure that the curriculum is taught and that there are enough staff to teach it;
> Monitor and review the school's progress towards targets;
> Ensure that pupils' needs are met;
> Recruit and select staff (in partnerships with the School Council);
> Provide parents and carers with information on the school;
> Develop action plans after an Estyn inspection;
> Promote the school's commitment towards"healthy eating";
> Develop and maintain positive links with local businesses and the community;
> Support the day-to-day decisions taken by the headteacher;
> Promote and enhance the effectiveness of the governing body.
Further information about the role of governors and the work of the governing body can be found on the EAS website www.sewaleseas.org.uk/governor-support or by contacting the Governor Support Team: