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Green Wrythe Primary School

Governance

Green Wrythe Primary School is an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit. You can find out more about the governance of the Trust on the Trust website here.

The Board of Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust has overall legal responsibility for all the schools in the Trust, but they delegate powers and responsibilities with respect to the governance of each school to its governing body. The governing body is a committee of the Board of Trustees that reports to and is accountable to the Board of Trustees under a Scheme of Delegation.

The Green Wrythe & Tweeddale Primary Governing Body is responsible for the governance of Green Wrythe Primary School and Tweeddale Primary School. The Governing Body Provides strategic leadership of the schools, oversees the schools' financial and academic performance, and holds the Headteachers and schools' senior leadership to account.

Prior to 1 September 2021 the Governing Body for Green Wrythe Primary School was the Green Wrythe Primary School Governing Body.

From 1 September 2021 oversight of the Rainbow department transferred to the new Sutton Special Schools Governing Body. Whole school and strategic matters affecting both the Ark and Rainbow departments remain the responsibility of the Green Wrythe & Tweeddale Primary Governing Body.

Governors are appointed in a number of different ways to reflect the schools' various stakeholders and to bring a range of skills and experience to the governing body:

Trust governors are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. A parent governor has to be a parent of a pupil at the school at the time of their election and is elected by ballot of all parents and carers of current students. A staff governor must be employed by the school as a member of teaching or non-teaching staff and is appointed following a ballot of all teaching staff and/or non-teaching staff as appropriate.The Headteacher is a governor ex-officio.


Message from the Chair of Governors

Hello Green Wrythe Community

A new web page has now been created so you can have a basic understanding of who your governors are.

You can view the page by visiting tinyurl.com/gwtgb or by scanning the QR code.

If you see us, please say hi. We don’t bite! We will say hi too. I wish you all an amazing term. 

Yours sincerely,

Kamahl Brown
Chair of the Green Wrythe and Tweeddale Governing Body

You can find out more about the Green Wrythe & Tweeddale Primary Governing Body and Sutton Special Schools Governing Body by clicking the links below.

You can contact either governing body and its chair via the clerk at: 
GWTPClerk@greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk



The role of the school governor

All governors except the headteacher serve for a term of office of four years, but can be reappointed.

Governors act collectively as the governing body and work closely with the Headteacher and senior leadership team of the school. Governors exercise their powers in a primarily strategic leadership role; they should not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school.

As well as attending governing body meetings, governors serve on governing body committees, take part in governors' briefings and development activities, visit the school and meet school staff and attend and engage in a range of school activities.

The headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, including the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the direction of teaching and the curriculum, and for the implementation of the policies of the Trust and governing body.