Thank you for your interest in Finmere C E Primary School.
This is a small friendly rural school where children, their families and the local community are warmly welcomed. It is a place where children learn about the world and themselves with the guidance and encouragement of well-qualified and dedicated teachers and teaching assistants. There is an active ‘Friends of Finmere School Association’ to which all parents belong, which raises substantial funds each year for the school. We are also able to offer various after school clubs which are run by parents, staff and external tutors
We have two classes, each with two teaching assistants, so our pupil/teacher ratio is exceptionally good.
Finmere School is a place where consideration for others, kindness, good manners and discipline are strongly encouraged and bullying is not tolerated. We work together to create a happy and enthusiastic school.
I hope that you will find our website informative and that it will give you an insight into the educational opportunities we offer children here. If you would like to visit the school, do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange an appointment.
Mrs Rosemary Fiander
Chair of Governors
Governing body core functions
Every governing body has three core functions which are:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the
performance management of staff;
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
At Finmere CE Primary School we undertake this work by meeting 4 times per year as a Full Governing Body to:
Review what has been achieved against the School Development Plan.
Receive information about the school, including information about pupil progress, attendance, staff
appraisal, financial information, health and safety and safeguarding.
Ensure our statutory duties are being met.
Challenge the school and ourselves.
There is a Committee for Finance and Resources, and a Committee for Performance and Standards, both of which
meet at least 3 times per year to consider and challenge the strategies being used to help the school move forward.
➢ ensure that policies are reviewed and updated to underpin the school’s work
➢ visit the school to speak with staff and children about various aspects of the school
➢ attend training both in and out of school to increase their knowledge about governance
➢ prepare for each meeting by reading information to be able ask the challenging questions which help the
school show that there is a continuous drive for improvement in all aspects of school life