All academies in England have a Governing Board which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to support, to challenge, and to ask questions.
The Governing Board works in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff and the parents. Whilst the Head teacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
Membership of the Governing Board includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community. The Governing Board meets at least twice each term; additionally, there are sub-committees which also meet at twice each term:
- Curriculum and Achievement
- Resources and Finance
The Governing Board has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
- Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
- Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
- Management of the school’s budget
- Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is broad and balanced
Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Board meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of committee-meetings dealing with more specific issues. A number of Governors also have responsibilities for specific areas within the school.
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.
For details please click on the image below to see an expanded view of the Governing Board. The Governors are trustees of the academy trust.
To see individual links to governor profiles please see the attachments below.