Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Tel: 01933 304970

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 351200

Our Governing Body is made up of Parent Governors, a Staff Governor, a Local Authority Governor and Co-opted governors.

Governor Pen Portraits can be found in the sidebar.

The role of governors and governing bodies is to help the school provide the best possible education for their pupils by

  • Setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources;
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school;
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Governors serve a four year term. Parent and Staff governors are elected and LA and Co-opted Governors are recommended and approved by the Governing Body.

The Governing body has sub-committees – Finance, Premises, Personnel Health & Safety and Teaching & Learning.

The committees meet termly and feedback and make recommendations that are ratified by the Full Governing Body.

We expect our governors to undertake training that will enable them to carry out their role more effectively.

Governors need to have a knowledge of how the school works because they make decisions which affect the education of the children in their care. Governors visit the school and take part in lessons to gain an understanding of how subjects are taught to pupils of differing ages and abilities.

Governors achieve Governormark Award

Governor Mark

A working party of Governors worked collectively to submit evidence towards this award.

The working party consisted of Sam Baker, Vania Vincer, Sarah White, Peter York and Michelle Fuller, Clerk to Governors.

Governors were delighted to be awarded in July 2015 with the Governormark Award.

Ofsted Rated Governors

Ofsted Inspection  26 March 2019

  • Governance is very strong.
  • The Chair of Governors knows the school in detail.
  • Governors consistently support and challenge leaders. They have a very accurate knowledge of the school’s strengths. They provide a wide range of skills and experience and have significant specialist knowledge of leadership, finance and special educational needs and/or disabilities. They receive regular detailed reports on school developments, finance, pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching. They promote the work of the school in the local community and beyond, in Europe, as key participants in the Erasmus project. They have the skills and capacity to provide further outstanding developments for the school.

Ofsted Inspection 05/06 March 2014

We are delighted to announce that Leadership and Governors were rate as Outstanding during our inspection. Inspectors reported:

  • Governors have an accurate picture of the school through careful monitoring of all aspects. They use this effectively to both support and challenge the school.
  • Governors are fully aware that the sports funding is improving the quality of physical education teaching and extending the sports.
  • Governors have an accurate picture of the school through careful analysis of all information about the school, observations of teaching, scrutiny of pupils’ work and discussions with pupils.
  • They carefully link how well teachers and their pupils succeed to the pay and professional development of all staff.
  • Governors monitor financial aspects of the school effectively and all funding is closely linked to the performance of the pupils, especially in relation to pupil premium and sports funding.
  • The governing body sets challenging targets for both the headteacher and the school as a whole and monitors the school’s progress towards these targets. Like the staff of the school the governing body takes advantage of as much training as possible in order to make sure that it can carry out its roles effectively.

Governance Data Files

Governor Newsletters

Contact The Hayway

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG

Tel: 01933 351200

Contact Finedon Road

Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS

Tel: 01933 304970