Role of Governors

Welcome Message
Welcome to the governors' area of Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School and Nursery website. Our governors hold a very important role in our school. They work closely with the senior leadership team to ensure our children receive an excellent quality of education.

Our governors come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a range of experiences. They visit the school to work with the staff, children and to monitor.

With new legislation and initiatives continually coming in, we make sure our knowledge and understanding is kept up to date through: reading of publications from county and government; making use of online forums for governors and attending training courses run by the Governor Services Department at East Sussex County Council.
What is our purpose?
The strategic leadership day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher with support from the rest of the senior leadership team. The governors' role is to support in helping to shape the school's future direction and focus.

We are very pleased that at our last Ofsted inspection, it was found that:

- The governing body contributes effectively to the school’s strategic development. Governors work productively alongside leaders to develop the school’s work.
- Governors have a good understanding of how well pupils achieve and how this compares with other schools nationally. They regularly join leaders and teachers to discuss pupils’ learning, review what

The governing body supports with strategic leadership and accountability in the school, and acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the senior leadership team with duties and responsibilities which include:

- Safeguarding
- Ratifying policies
- School development planning
- Monitoring and evaluating progress
- School finance
- Recruitment
- Headteacher performance and pay

The full governing body meet termly. Minutes of these meetings are available upon request from the school office

A governor’s term of office is four years, and they may be re-elected at the end of that term. 
For further information, please feel free to contact Mrs Lynne Giles, Chair of Governors using the email address below.