Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body

Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of

Sharow and Skelton Newby Hall Church of England Schools

September 2017


The core strategic functions of the Governing Body are:-

1. Ensuring Clarity of Vision

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils.

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money is well spent.


Governance Arrangements

The governing body of Sharow and Skelton Newby Hall Schools was reconstituted in September 2014 as is now made up of:-

                Two Parent Governors

                One Staff Governor

                One Headteacher

                One Local Authority Governor

                Four Co-opted Governor

                Three Foundation Governors.

The total number of Governors is twelve.

The Governing Body requires a range of skills in order to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school, essential skills for governors are:

Commitment to improving educations for all pupils

Ability to work in a professional manner as part of a team and take collective responsibility for decisions

Willingness to learn

Commitment to the School’s vision and ethos

Has basic literacy and numeracy skills

Has basic IT skills (i.e. word processing and email)

How to Contact your Governing Body

The school website shows a full list of the Governors, their committee responsibilities and the date on which their term of office will end.

Parents can contact the Governing Body via the school office and email may be sent to