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Message From the Chair of Governors


A message from our Chair of Governors - Mrs Paula Birtwistle


It is a great privilege to take on the role of the Chair of the Governing Body at Uphill Primary School and I would like to tell you a little about the work that the Governing Body do.


The school's Governing Body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, we set the school's strategic aims. Our role is to:


1) Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,

2) Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance of the staff,

3) Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure it is money is well spent.


At the start of this school year we, as a Governing Body, explored our vision and values. As a Governing Body we wanted to share what the values mean to us;


Everybody- As Governors, we are representative of the whole school community, as well as of the wider community and we give all voices equal value and respect.


Trust- As Governors, we recognise the trust placed in us to govern our school and respect the limits of confidentiality. We trust each other and the school to act in a professional and honest manner.


Responsibility- Governance is a role with great responsibility and we undertake to meet our obligations. This includes staying up-to-date with educational practises and pedagogy through training and research.


Courage- As Governors, we will have the courage to ask challenging questions, to make decisions based on the best possible outcome for all, to stand up for what is right and to try new ways of working.


These vision and values are embedded across the school. Our school development plan, reflecting our values, can be found on the school website.