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Patcham Infant School

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What are Governors?

"..They are the vision setters and strategic decision makers for their schools.  They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education that takes every child as far as their talents allow" says John Nash, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools in the foreword to the Governance Handbook 2017.  He goes on to say:   "Crucially, that means creating robust accountability for executive leaders by using and being familiar with objective data on the performance of pupils, teachers and finances to ask the right questions.  It means ensuring resources are allocated to strategic priorities and safeguarding the highest standards of financial propriety..... It also means ensuring that schools prepare pupils for life.... I want everyone involved in governance to be confident in tackling underperformance, challenging mediocrity, and setting the highest of expectation; refusing to accept second best for any child."