Christ Church C of E Primary

The Role of the Governing Board

At Christ Church the Governing Board has a key strategic leadership role to play in making sure that the School is operated as effectively as possible. Its three main core functions are based around:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the Headteacher 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.

Our Mission Statement

Our vision is to be the champion of children in our care and provide the children and adults within our community with a loving, stimulating and supportive environment where they can feel safe, secure and valued as individuals. We aim to foster and nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all members of our community to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally so that they can reach their full potential.

Christ Church Shooters Hill Instrument of Government

Christ Church Governors Code of Conduct

We aim for our children to:

  • Come to understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer and reflection

  • Become independent and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment

  • Understand their own place in God’s World and to appreciate the religious, moral and cultural traditions and different needs of others

  • Have a desire to learn new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a ‘whole person’.

Staff, governors and parents undertake to:

  • Listen to the children and take their viewpoints into account.

  • Work as a team, showing Christian values in all that they do

  • Support the children as well as each other

  • Encourage personal growth and independence rooted in relationships

  • Accommodate each individual’s special needs

  • Provide a well-planned and well-delivered curriculum which will equip the children with knowledge, skills and understanding

  • Provide a safe environment in which children will feel respected and cared for.