What we do


As governors we make collective decisions as part of the Governing Body. Our main purpose is to help raise the educational standards and performance of St Pius X  by supporting the work of the Headteacher and school staff. We ensure that the school runs effectively, that quality teaching and learning is taking place across the school, that the budget is spent wisely and that St Pius X provides good value for money.

We make strategic decisions on how the school is run and are answerable to parents, the wider community and most importantly the children who attend St Pius X. We govern rather than manage giving direction and focus. The management of the school remains the responsibility of the Headteacher. We are responsible for:

  • Appointing Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers and ensuring the implementation of a range of HR procedures
  • Managing the school's budget
  • Helping to determining aims, policies and priorities for St Pius
  • Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school and setting targets
  • Ensuring high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour
  • Ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life in Britain
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

We meet each term, in addition to full Governing Body meetings our committees also meet each term. The committees are Finance and Resources and Raising Achievement.

We also ask all our governors to be link governors where they work with school leaders to help them review and improve their areas of responsibility. This ensures that all our governors know our school well.

What is the procedure for raising an issue with our Governors?

All school related questions should be put in writing to the Chair of Governors and handed in to the school office or posted to the school.

"The local Management Board is supportive as well as challenging of the Head Teacher." (Michelle Ryan, Denominational Inspector)