Hawkedale Primary School is a mainstream, state-funded junior school for boys and girls in Stratton Road, Sunbury
The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. It is a rewarding role and no previous experience is necessary. However, in order to be an effective governor there is a requirement to attend training sessions in order to learn about current educational developments and practices.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one and governors meet three times a term to discuss a number of topics, all that fit within the three core functions of a governing body:
- Approving the budget and overseeing the financial performance of the school to make sure money is well spent
- Appointing and holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction