Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website where you can find out about our school’s governors and the work of the Governing Body.

The Governing Body has a legal responsibility for the overall management of the school and governors are actively involved in school life in many ways . Governors set the school’s vision and strategic aims, monitor and evaluate performance and ensure the school is accountable to those it serves.

End of year statement from the Chair of Governors

As we come to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. Although the pandemic has had less of an direct impact on the school and students this year, we can’t underestimate the long term effect that it has had on everyone. Governor have supported the school’s senior leadership team in the drive to support the wellbeing of all students and staff as well as to close any gaps caused by the pandemic in students’ attainment. The year saw the impressive achievement of the school retaining its good Ofsted judgement which is a testament to the commitment of the staff of the school.

In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all boards of governors, the three core strategic functions Marriotts Governing Body are:

· ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

· holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and

· overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The governing body meet regularly with these three-core strategic function at the centre of all decisions made. In the summer term governors met to plan the strategic direction for 2022/23. All governors also visit the school to see for themselves how the school operates, taking time to meet the staff and students to hear what is working well and what could be even better. The governor visits are the highlight of most governors’ year, spending time seeing how engaged and enthusiastic students are is arguably much more important than any meeting to discuss strategic direction.

On behalf of all governors I hope that your summer is enjoyable and look forward to welcoming students and families back to Marriotts in September for what I am sure will be another highly successful year.

Mrs Melany Knowles
Chair of Governors