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Four Elms Primary School

Four Elms Primary School


Every school has a governing board which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. Our Governing Body meets six times a year and they work with the staff and the Local Education Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. 

The Inspire Federation's governing board consists of  members and is made up of Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors, Foundations Governors and Co-opted Governors. This ensures that the governing board has sufficient diversity of views and experience to be both a supportive and questioning friend. The only committee is the Pay Committee, which oversees remuneration policies and practice.

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Paul Thompson; if you wish to contact him please speak with the school office who can pass on the relevant information.  All members of the current governing body can be seen below.

There are three core functions of a governing body as reflected in OFSTED's inspection handbook:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met.
  • Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school evaluation.
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.


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