‘Inspiring children to succeed’

Welcome to Our Governor's Page

Oakington Manor and Furness Primary being part of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) have a joint governing body. There are 20 governors consisting of parents, staff, local authority representatives, partnership and co-opted governors.  The governing body is responsible for the strategic management of the school and helps to make decisions about a wide range of issues.

Their core responsibilities involve:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Planning for the long term future of the school
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher

The governing body is split in to two committees; each responsible for either finance or curriculum. Individual governors also take responsibility for different areas of school development such as special needs, general curriculum such as computing and mathematics, EAL, target setting and assessment, etc. The committees meet separately (once every half term)  to discuss relevant issues in more detail. Minutes from the sub committees are then fed back at a full governing body meeting (once a term).

MEET OUR GOVERNORS