We value governors involvement in the life and work of Oakley Infant School and would encourage you to think about becoming a member of the Oakley Infant School governing body when an appropriate opportunity arises. Parent Governor vacancies are notified by 'pupil post' and mentioned in the school newsletter. Information on the role of School Governors and how to apply to become a Local Education Authority Governor can be found on http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/governors/governors-govrecruit.htm
Being a Governor can be a rewarding experience, we are a group of hard working people who give freely of their time and energy, committing their talents to the service of Oakley Infant School.
Governors come from different backgrounds, reflecting the many interest groups involved in our school, but they have one important thing in common: they are dedicated to ensuring that the children at Oakley Infant school have the best education possible.
This is the primary focus of all governing body business. The Governing Body Members have a huge amount of knowledge, experience and competence: to draw on and we recognise that school governance is a team effort and decisions are made corporately.
High quality training and development is available for all Governors and all Governors are recommended to attend a Governors Induction course.
Governing bodies have many responsibilities but in general are there to set the strategic framework for the school (including developing policies and the School Improvement Plan), to act as support and challenge to the Headteacher and to monitor the implementation of the SIP and policies as managed and carried out by the Headteacher and staff.
Effective governance is about team-work with headteachers, staff, governors and the community.
Chair of Governors