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Welcome from the Governors

The governing body supports the headteacher in the strategic running of the school and as a Church of England school take responsibility for ensuring that our value of ‘inspired by Christ’ permeates every area of our school life.

Our roles include:

  • Setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives of the school

  • Ensuring the financial management of the school is sound and that every financial decision gives value for money and crucially the best outcome for our children

  • Monitoring of academic standards, achievements and progress of all children

  • Ensuring that the school’s vision and values are clearly communicated to the school community and in all areas of the curriculum and wider school life.  Christ is our inspiration for all we do.

Trent’s governing body is made up of a variety of people who bring a range of experience, expertise, skills and knowledge to the Governing body. Governors meet regularly in full Governing  Body meetings and committees.

They are actively involved in all areas of school life, from attending school plays to reading with children and serving Christmas dinner!

All of Trent’s governors are friendly and approachable and can often be found in the playground or around school.

Governors are obliged to declare and register their business or pecuniary interests in the school.  Currently and historically a nil return is declared at every governing body meeting.

Each year governors consider their right to claim allowances and expenses from the school.  Currently and historically governors unanimously agree to forfeit this right and donate their time and expenses in support of the school.

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