North Lancing Primary School

Welcome from the Governing Body of North Lancing Primary School.

The governing body’s role is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the school. Governors are involved in understanding and challenging how the school plans and evaluates its teaching and learning to help ensure that every child develops and progresses.

Governors work closely with the school leadership team and school staff and are involved in:

  • Supporting and defining the school vision – who are we and what are we about?
  • Strategic planning for the school – where are we going?
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress of the school against these plans – how are we doing and can we do better?
  • Supporting and challenging the school team – why are we doing things this way?
  • Being accountable to parents and others about the school’s performance – how can we show that the school is doing what it has said?
  • Ensuring that the school meets its statutory obligations and is financially secure

The governing body is composed of four parent governors, one Local Authority governor, one staff governor, five co-opted governors and the Headteacher. We meet as a whole group each half term, with additional working parties held to focus on key areas such as teaching and learning, finance, leadership and support, estates and safety, special educational need provision and performance review.

Governors work collectively to help support the school leadership team in setting standards and shaping how the school develops. We work with the school to confirm that they are continually striving to provide the best value for each and every child at North Lancing Primary School.