Role of the Governing Body

We are a group of Volunteers with representatives from parents, staff, the local community and the Local Authority. We have three main roles:

The ‘Strategic Role’ means we are involved in determining the school aims and future direction, including setting targets for pupil achievement, agreeing policies and how the school budget should be spent.

Our ‘Critical Friend’ role means we ask challenging questions, offer suggestions and monitor progress.

Our ‘Accountability’ role includes applying ‘best value’ principles and ensuring that parents have the information they need both on their child’s and the school’s progress.

Our key purpose is to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all the children. We support the staff as they continually refine the ways they monitor pupil progress to ensure every child achieves their full potential.

Meet The Governors


Academy Documents

Shaw Ridge Articles of Association


Value for Money Statement

Value for Money Statement 2014-2015

Shaw Ridge Financial Statement 2013-2014

Shaw Ridge Financial Statement 2014 - 2015

Funding Agreement

Associate members:  None.

Register of Interests

(Relevant business interests of governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. Information about any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives).

Business Interests:    

Phil Harland: Director/Owner Your Logo Ltd Uniform Supplier

Julia Hinns:  Trio Childcare, supporting, advising and training EY practitioners, freelance EY Ofsted Inspector.   

Personal Relationships between Governors and Staff:  None