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Our Governing Body brings together a group of people who have a wide range of different skills and interests. We see our role as to actively support, encourage, monitor and challenge the school staff and children. Our desire is to see children develop into well rounded young people while they are in our care.
To achieve these aims governors are encouraged to participate in the broad life of the school, and individual governors take on responsibilities for particular aspects of school life. Also very key to the working of our Governing Body are a number of committees which meet on a termly basis to evaluate and challenge. Each school governor will normally actively participate on two of these committees.
In addition to a number of statutory committees the main functional committees of our Governing Body are as follows:
The full HOSM Governing Body meets at least once a term – more often if issues require it. Usually we set aside the first 30 minutes of such meetings for a briefing on a particular topic which is relevant to Governors. In recent times this has included a special presentation on sustainability, an update on the use of ICT in classes at the school, details of the new National Curriculum, the new SEN Code of Practice, and an update on the Ofsted framework.
We have a very capable Governing Body comprising a good mix of people who have long service and experience together with relatively new governors who bring fresh insights. All are dedicated to see the school provide the best possible environment for the children and are committed to "make a positive difference".