What does the governing body do?

The governing body works to support the overall development of the pupils based on the principles of Roman Catholic Church.

Governors are involved in:

  • Governor-run Nursery provision 
  • planning the future direction of the School and Nursery
  • monitoring and evaluating the progress of the School and Nurseryagainst these plans
  • supporting and challenging the School and Nursery team
  • being accountable to parents and all stakeholders about the school’s performance; and
  • ensuring all statutory duties are carried out.

In order to carry out this work, governors:

  • work closely with the school team
  • have three full governing body meetings a year - one in each term
  • work on committees to which the governing body has delegated key areas of responsibility, who meet on a regular basis
  • visit the school
  • ensure they are familiar with the Diocesan requirements relating to Catholic Education.

St Robert's Catholic First School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust

A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number No 7841435.

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