Hello, and welcome to our Governors' Section.
All UK schools have a Governing Body established in law as a Corporate Body. St Richard's is a Catholic Primary School in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and the majority of our governors are appointed by the Bishop. All governors are volunteers who meet at least once a term to oversee the running of the school and help the Headteacher in keeping the school as successful as it can be. The Governing Body set aims and objectives, agree targets and monitor them, agree budgets and review all school policies, and are also responsible for appointing the Headteacher and the Deputy Head. Governors can sometimes bring skills and experience from their workplace, such as building or financial, or can offer an alternative opinion on any area of running the school.
The Governing Body's role is similar to a ‘critical friend’ who will challenge the school's management team on issues of performance and effectiveness but will leave the day-to-day running of the school to our highly qualified and experienced Headteacher and Senior Management Team.
Parents are welcome to contact us if they have any queries.
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