On behalf of the governing body, welcome to Richard Lander School.
I feel privileged to have taken over the role of Chair of Governors at Richard Lander School having served on the governing body for nearly 20 years. My ongoing aim is to ensure that all students have the best opportunities to learn and gain life experiences that will help guide their futures.
I am sure that any visitor to the school will be impressed with the atmosphere and ethos of the school where student safety and learning are evident throughout.
The governors and staff are committed to ensuring that every student is challenged to success whatever their background or ability alongside ensuring their well-being as citizens is fully supported. The role of the governors is to provide strategic input and challenge to the Headteacher to ensure the school provides the best possible environment and opportunities for students and staff. It is an honour to be amongst a great team of governors and staff serving Richard Lander and wider community.
Congratulations and welcome to our new parent governors - Mr. Tony Smith and Mr. Andrew Robbins, and co-opted governor Canon Rev’d Simon Griffiths.
Simon, Tony and Andrew all join us following the latest round of parent and co-opted elections. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and key skills to support the Governing Body in its core functions.
The Governing Body has three core functions:
•Ensuring clarity of Vision, ethos and strategic direction
•Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and the performance management of staff; and
•Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
Within our governing body we have 4 committees.
These are Personnel, Finance and General Purpose, Students and Curriculum and Policy.
These committees report back to the main governing body at the end of each term.
Further guidance on being a governor is available on the Cornwall Council website at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/governors/
If you would like to know our Governors attendance data please contact Mrs Laura Morgan, Clerk to Governors on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to contact a governor please do so through the main school number or the Clerk to the Governors.
Minutes of the meetings are available upon request by contacting the school on 01872 273750 or by emailing email@example.com