The Governing Board at Prescot Community Primary School have a statutory duty to promote high standards of educational achievement and progress and they must monitor school performance to this end. Governors cannot fulfil this duty unless they know the school well.
The Governing Board works as a team and has a commitment to sharing the roles, responsibilities and tasks across it members. In order to fulfil their collective responsibilities governors are encouraged to take an active role in making an impact upon the school and to engage successfully with children, parents/carers and staff.
Visits to school are an important function of members of the Governing Board and can be both formal and informal. Formal visits are pre-arranged and linked to a subject area or part of a lead governor responsibility such as Safeguarding, Pupil Premium or Digital/ICT. Informal visits to school may involve fundraising activities, attending concerts, plays and celebration events, which are valuable in establishing good working relationships with staff, children and parents/carers.
A timetable of visits will be agreed at the start of each academic year with governors aiming to undertake at least one formal visit per term.
The policy & procedures that governors will follow in carrying out visits to the school is attached below.