Welcome From Chair

Welcome to the Governors’ area of the website. The role of school governor is extremely challenging, and our Governing Body divides its activities between a number of ‘Working Groups’ which meet at least once per term (in addition to meetings of the full governing body) to consider aspects such as the curriculum, finance, staffing, premises and so on.

All of our governors have attended training courses to enable them to both understand the general role and to develop a better understanding of some of the more detailed aspects of their particular areas of activity within these sub-groups.

As you will see from the description of the governing body’s legal obligations, our corporate role is far-reaching and laid down by statute. You may be surprised at the aspects of the school for which the governing body is at least partly responsible, but at MJS we feel strongly that in addition to our ‘oversight’ function we should actively provide support and, where appropriate, constructive criticism to help the school move forward.

We feel this can best be achieved by individual governors being closely involved with the school, and consequently you will frequently find governors in school during lesson times, meeting with members of teaching staff, involved in after-school activities or accompanying school trips.

Since the majority of governors come from outside of the education system, this helps to promote a better understanding of the considerable challenges faced by the management, staff and the children themselves.

Each of the governors at Marchwood Junior School is proud to be associated with the staff and pupils whose ethos continues to maintain the highest standards in all aspects of school life.

Each of us may be contacted at any time via the school, and we are always happy to hear from present or prospective parents with your queries or comments.

Darryl Hindle
Chair of Governors