Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the Governors at Great Sankey High School, I’d like to offer you a very warm welcome.

Our Governing Body is made up of 10 members - 2 Staff Governors, one being the Headteacher, 2 Parent Governors and 6 Co-Opted Governors, all of whom bring varying skill sets, experience and expertise to the role.

As Governors of GSHS, we are fully committed to the ongoing improvement and development of all aspects of the school. We support the School Improvement Plan and provide advice as a ‘critical friend’ across a wide range of areas such as attendance, behaviour, student outcomes, wellbeing and safeguarding. The Governors meet at least once per term and carry out regular formal and informal school visits, along with attending whole school ‘Deep Dive’ sessions which cover all departments on several occasions throughout the year.

The Governing Body has a strategic role in the management of the school, and its responsibilities include:

  • Promoting high standards of achievement and ensuring accountability;
  • Setting the aims, values and ethos of the school;
  • Adopting and reviewing policies for achieving these aims and objectives;
  • Planning the school’s long-term future;
  • Reviewing the budget to ensure best value for money;
  • Appointment of staff including the Headteacher.

The following pages offer you the opportunity to learn a little more about the GSHS Governing Body - who we are, how we’re structured, and what we do to support the school, students and staff. I hope you find the information helpful and informative.

Should you have any questions, or wish to get in touch, please feel free to contact me on Danielle.Preston@greatsankey.org