Local Governing Body

We aim for as few formal meetings as possible, preferring to support the school through active involvement rather than through sitting in committee rooms.

Under the Governance Model agreed by Scholars' Education Trust, the local governing body meets six times a year - generally for no more than two hours.  Certain key tasks provide the focus for our discussions and as a minimum each meeting focuses on a core topic as follows:-

  • Analysis of results in external examinations
  • Setting targets for the year
  • Approving the School Development Plan
  • Submitting the Annual Budget for recommendation to the Trust

A wide variety of other subjects are considered at each meeting, including the Senior Leadership Team report and updates on school governance.

The School Development Plan sets Buntingford First School’s priorities for the academic year. Governors receive reports on progress linked to the plan and monitor its impact.

Most Governors, as well as sitting on the main Governing Body, are linked to a particular priority within the School Development plan to ensure that each objective has the necessary strategic oversight. We also try to attend public events such as school play performances, music concerts and sports events.

In addition, Governors take a special interest in specific areas of school activity such as Child Protection, Special Educational Needs, GDPR, Pupil Premium and Health and Safety. In each case, one member of the governing body leads on the issue and works with the senior leadership team to monitor developments and compliance with statutory requirements.

Queries about the school and the progress of any individual child should be directed in the first instance to the school itself but the Chair of Governors/Clerk to the Governors will be happy to answer any more general questions, particularly in relation to the role of the Governing Body. Letters for the attention of the Chair of the Governing Body should be sent via the school.

Message from the Chair of the Board of Governors

"The school is a happy, creative centre of learning and the root of success within the school is the dedicated hard-working and enthusiastic staff. This enthusiasm is reflected in the children, resulting in an enjoyable and worthwhile education for all. Parents and teachers work together with others from local business and community groups, to ensure the best education for your children.

As governors we are representative of the local community. The governors are dedicated to supporting the school in providing a broad and balanced education, with regard for the well-being of all the pupils. We feel sure that parents of past and current pupils will echo the sentiments expressed here.

The governors invite you to visit Chaulden Schools, where we feel that our children’s achievements speak for themselves."


Page Downloads Date  
Annual Governance Statement 2022-2023 including Membership 20th Mar 2024 Download
Governors Business Interests 2022-2023 Infants 20th Mar 2024 Download
Governors Attendance Meetings 2022-2023 Infants 20th Mar 2024 Download
Governors Business Interests 2022-2023 Juniors 20th Mar 2024 Download
Governors Attendance 2022-2023 Junior 20th Mar 2024 Download
Governors Membership 2023 24 15th May 2024 Download
Governors Attendance 2023 24 15th May 2024 Download
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