Fressingfield Church of England Primary School is now an academy and a founding member of the All Saints Schools Trust. You can see information about how the Trust is governed on the Trust Website http://asst.org.uk
Our school governing body’s role changes slightly in consequence. Nevertheless, we retain a central role in ensuring that the school delivers the high standard of education our children deserve.
The Local School Governing Body works with and is accountable to the Board of Trustees and together we exercise the core functions of governance:
- establishing the strategic vision and direction of the school
- ensuring high standards of educational performance with accountability to parents and the community
- ensuring financial probity and effective use of school resources
Here at Fressingfield School, we also aim for a happy, safe and supportive environment for both children and staff.
Our governing body includes two Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich: they have the additional role of promoting the school’s distinctiveness as a Church of England School.
The full governing body meets twice a term and committees as required. Governors also visit to get to know the school in order to understand its strengths and weaknesses.
Governors are expected to uphold the seven principles of public service, and have a code of conduct which all governors sign; governing body responsibilities are corporate and so all governors stand by decisions once agreed. As governors, our role is strategic with the operational running of the school the responsibility of the Headteacher and senior staff.
Fressingfield governing body is a member of the National Governors’ Association and governors have the benefit of its weekly updates and regular magazine to help them in their work of contributing to high quality provision for a child’s important formative years.