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Chair’s Introduction

As the Chair of Governors and as a parent, I am delighted to welcome you to the Governors’ section of the Purwell School website.

We have an extremely active Governing Body at Purwell who work very closely with the Headteacher, and all the staff at the school.  In broad terms, as a Governing Body we:

  • Take a strategic role in the running of Purwell School.
  • Act as a critical friend to the School.
  • Ensure accountability to the school community.

We work in partnership with Headteacher and the school staff, taking an active interest in the direction of travel and the improvement plans for the school, as well as financial monitoring.  We do not get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, as this is the responsibility of the teaching and management staff.

We are delighted that the School is recognised as ‘good’ by Ofsted – this is a tremendous achievement by everyone involved.  As a Governing Body, we are working alongside the Senior Leadership Team to build on this success and commit to a plan of improvement for the learning outcomes of all our students in which we aspire to become ‘outstanding’.

There are currently 11 governors at Purwell School who are appointed through various routes.  There are parent governors, who are elected by the parents themselves, and co-opted governors who are people from our community that can bring skills to the Governing Body to contribute to the School.  Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Body itself.  You can find out more about each governor here (insert link or add tab)

We are always keen to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a governor and of course, if you have and questions or feedback please contact the school office.

Best regards,
Chair of Governors at Purwell School