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School Governance at Hazel Oak

Governors are responsible for overseeing the strategic running of the school, supporting the school's values and ethos in curriculum, policy, budgeting and staffing.

They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.

Being a school governor is a commitment to attending governing body meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. They are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the Head Teacher and Senior leaders.

Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers, for example anyone with experience of finance, law, premises management or human resources.

Hazel Oak governors bring a variety of experience and include parent governors and co-opted governors from the community. Governance is managed by the Local Authority and assisted by a network of support functions enabling governors to engage with training, advice and support.

At Hazel Oak, governors are committed to making sure the school and wider community are represented. Making sure they receive the highest standard of education possible while balancing the needs of all pupils and the provision of funding available from Local Government. We also want to provide welfare support which will enable the pupils to move forward in life and achieve amazing things.

We encourage feedback and questions when it comes to school governance but would ask this is provided in line with the school policy - this can be obtained from the school office. It is vitally important to us, that while we are on the board, we also listen to the voices of stakeholders so we can best support the wider school community.