To achieve these goals governors meet to discuss, challenge and support the school and its staff. The full Governing Board meet half termly, but governors will also attend committee meeting to focus on particular areas of the school. These committees are:
Finance, Personnel & General Purposes
Health, Safety & Safeguarding
Headteacher Performance Management
Full Governors' Meetings
Cossington's governing body meets half-termly for meetings.
These are chaired by the chair of governors and clerked by a trained clerk.
The head teacher is also present at all regular meetings.
The head teacher presents a half-termly report which outlines the progress of teaching and learning in the school based on the results of lesson observations and data from assessments, along with progress on the School Improvement Plan, staffing, concerns, absences, exclusions and budget.
A typical meeting includes:
Declaration of interests
Ratifying minutes of previous meetings
Matters arising from previous meetings
Head teacher's report
Reviewing and approving policies
Reports from governors with special responsibilities
Correspondence sent to the Chair
Any other urgent business
Paper copies of minutes from the governors meetings, are available, upon request, from the school office.