School Governors
Governors work with the Headteacher and staff to ensure the best possible education for each and every child in the school.

The Governing body has many legal responsibilities which include overseeing the budget, appointing staff, oversight of the curriculum, maintaining and developing the school premises, Health and Safety issues. 
There are 3 core functions of the governing board. The Governance Handbook explains these as: 

- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils,

- The effective and efficient performance management of staff.
 

Governors are all members of the local community, who are unpaid. They give hours of their time voluntarily to support the work of Woodside Primary. The Full Governing Body and sub committees meet at least every half –term. We also have a Governors day once a term, when Governors visit the school. 
  
What do we do?
Governing bodies are responsible for overseeing the work of the school, act as a 'critical friend' to the school, working closely with the Headteacher and Leadership Team.

The Finance and Resources Committee oversee the financial management of the school, including the budget and, and how it is spent throughout the year to achieve value for money.  This committee also oversees staffing, including performance management, and the management and development of the school premises.
 
The Curriculum Committee oversee the development of the curriculum, create and approve polices, and meet with subject leaders to ensure that priorities for school development are being carried out effectively.
 
All committees pay particular attention to safeguarding, as the safety and well-being of the children is paramount.