GSO Test



 An introduction to the role of the Governor at Riverside Primary School and Nursery


The governing body has the following core strategic functions:

Establishing the strategic direction by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets 
  • Meeting statutory duties

 Ensuring accountability by: 

  • Appointing the Headteacher 
  • Monitoring progress towards targets 
  • Performance managing the Headteacher 
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation 

 Ensuring financial stability by:

  • Setting the budget 
  • Monitoring spending against the budget 
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained 
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed 

To ensure these core strategic functions are met, each individual governor has a role to play within the governing body.   While the role demands a level of time and effort, the Governing Body at Riverside Primary School and Nursery work together as a team and all accept fair responsibility in effectively meeting our statutory duties.

 As individual governors we are expected to: 

  • rigorously and consistently monitor SIP targets and data to ensure progress 
  • participate in events and training opportunities throughout the year 
  • be a link governor for a subject area
  • ask questions to explore issues further 
  • ensure we deliver the very best education possible for the children in Riverside Primary School and Nursery
  • seek to provide the appropriate balance of support and challenge so that the school fulfils its statutory duties 
  • strive to build further on achievements.

If you need to contact the Governors, you can do so by letter, via the school office. 

Malcolm Weaver

Chair of Governors

2023 - 2024



Declaration of Interests

Attendance 2022 - 2023

 2022 - 2023



Declaration of Interests

Terms Of Reference

Attendance 2021 - 2022


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