There are 14 seats on our Governing Body. Governors are elected by parents (3 governors) and the staff (1 governor), and appointed by the Local Authority (1 governor), and (because we are a voluntary aided school) the Foundation (8 governors). The Headteacher is also an ex-officio governor. Each governor - except the Headteacher - is elected or appointed for a 4-year term of office.
Membership of the school's Governing Body (as at January 2018) is detailed in the table which opens as a pdf document by clicking here
You can view or download a table in a pdf document to see the attendance record of governors at full Governing Body and Committee meetings in 2017 by clicking here
The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts which relate to:
•Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
•Acting appropriately to implement recommendations from outside bodies such as OFSTED.
•Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
•Management of the school's delegated budget
•Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based
Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through full Governing Body meetings which take place twice each term. In addition to these full Governing Body meetings, the work of the Governing Body is also discharged through its 2 main sub-committees - the School Improvement & Curriculum Committee (SICC) and the Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee (FPSC) - which normally meet 3 or 4 times each year to discuss and make decisions or recommendations about a range of matters determined by their terms of reference. Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
Some governors also have responsibilities for specific areas within the school such as English, Maths, Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, and Health and Safety. In order to help them discharge these responsibilities, these governors come into school to observe lessons and other activities, meet staff, and meet with other professionals such as officials from the Local Authority. Governors also undertake a range of training activities pertinent to their roles.
The Governing Body is proud of the achievements of the school, not only in terms of our good academic results, but also in the solid foundations and values it provides in preparing all our pupils for the remainder of their education and later life.