The Governors' Role

Laughton Community Primary School and Firle Church of England Primary School have one governing body.  Throughout the school year we update our parents / carers, staff and community with the main items we are working on and invite you to ask questions or to find out more.  

All schools in England are required by law to have a Governing Board.  We are volunteers who work with the Federation’s senior leaders to help ensure that children are receiving the best education they can while they are at school.  We support the school by helping to formulate clear aims and objectives for improving our two schools and look at data and other results to see how well we have done and what could be further improved.

We meet as a whole group six times a year and we have smaller working groups to focus on specific areas.  Individual governors are also ‘ link governors’ with specific responsibility for areas of the federation improvement plan.  The details of our working groups and link governors can be found below.

The objectives set for the board this academic year are:
  1. Ensure that working groups and link governors carry out effective monitoring
  2. Ensure that governors have suitable skills and training, including knowledge about SIAMS and OFSTED
  3. Ensure long term sustainability of the Federation