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Welcome to Pentland Primary School by Chair of Governors

David Bowes, Chair of Governors

On behalf of the Governing Body I would like to welcome you to the governor section of the school website.

The Governing Body comprises 12 people – the Head Teacher, one member of staff, one member appointed by Stockton Borough Council, one governor who represents parents and eight co-opted governors.

The Head Teacher and Senior Management Team are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. The government has said that governors have to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, the performance management of staff and to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. 

The members of the Governing Body come from all walks of life and each governor contributes to the work of the Governing Body. Full GB meetings are held each term and governors are also expected to be a member of either the Resources Committee (dealing with the financial and related aspects of the running of a school) and the School Improvement Committee (which is fairly self-explanatory) and they also meet each term. There are a number of other committees that meet as and when required.

From time to time governor vacancies arise and if you are interested in becoming a governor please do not hesitate to contact the school so we can arrange for a governor to have a chat with you. All new governors are fully supported and a mentor is assigned to help the newcomer through the first year or so.

Governors receive no payment for attending meetings or training but there is a tremendous sense of satisfaction that each one is making a valuable contribution to the education of all the children who attend Pentland Primary School.

There is a list of current governors below and we try to issue a newsletter once or twice each year.

We hope your child/children is happy during their time at Pentland and that you will take every opportunity to ensure that you are fully involved in their education.

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