Great Sampford Primary School

small enough to care, big enough to inspire


Our Board of Governors is the strategic decision-making and vision-setting body in our school. It  plays a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders. Crucially, that means using and being familiar with objective ‘standards’ data on the performance of pupils, teachers and finances.

This confidence with the data enables them to ask the right questions and ensure resources are correctly allocated in relation to school priorities to ensure that the highest possible standards are achieved.” As such governors are accountable to the Department for Education (DfE) and the Local Authority (Essex County Council) for the standards of learning that take place.