What we do

Governors at Petworth Primary commit a great deal of time and energy to fulfilling our statutory responsibilities.
In addition to sitting on one of the three committees we meet as a Full Governing Body twice a term.

The Curriculum, Welfare and Standards Committee meets every half-term and focuses on all aspects of teaching and learning; the curriculum; resources; the learning environment; pupil assessment and progress and of course educational standards. Our other concern is ensuring the overall wellbeing, safety and happiness of the children.

The Finance, Premises, Staffing, Health and Safety Committee also meets half termly to discuss the budget; financial planning and expenditure; the physical upkeep of the school buildings; issues relating to members of staff and the health and safety of all those in the school community.

Most Governors also have an area of particular responsibility and spend time in school visiting classes; talking to staff and pupils; meeting with the bursar; accompanying the children on educational outings or carrying out health and safety checks.