Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
The Governing Body provides strategic leadership of our school and has a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
The Governing Body provides a strong focus on three core strategic functions for our school:
- setting the strategic direction
- holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
- ensuring financial health, probity and value for money
The Governing Body is made up of a group of volunteers and includes staff, parents, and members from the local community. We have set very high standards for the school and our job is to provide enough support and enough challenge to drive constant improvement.
Meetings are lively, engaging, and challenging; there is always much to celebrate and plenty to discuss.
Our role is strategic – we do not run the school from day to day – and we are very thankful to the school leadership and staff for their dedication and talent. It is an immense privilege to be involved with such hard working staff, with skilled leadership, and most of all, brought to life by the enthusiasm, energy and capacity for learning of the wonderful pupils at all our schools.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL COMMITTEES
- To act strategically, in accordance with the School Procedures Regulations
- To establish a list of policies coming within the area of responsibility of the committee and plan accordingly
- To review the effectiveness of the committee and recommend variations to the terms of reference.
All Governors are required to act in accordance with the Nolan Principals for conduct in Public Office as shown below:
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends.
Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Holders of public office should promote and support these principals by leadership and example.