All governing boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff and
overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Contacting the Governors:
If you are interested in applying for any of our current vacancies, please contact our clerk.
Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor
In our school, the full board meets 5 times during the academic year, between these meetings individual governors are responsible as Lead Governors for a portfolio, and have delegated responsibility for defined areas of work. You can find out which areas our governors are responsible for in our Register of Business Interests below. We are abiding by our duty to publish relevant business and pecuniary interests and attendance at meetings of all governors. We also sign up to a Code of Conduct.
In addition the board has the following committees:
Pay and Performance Committee, which meets three times a year, with delegated responsibility for ensuring that staff appraisal is appropriately carried out.
Head Teacher’s Appraisal Panel, which carries out the Headteacher’s appraisal.
1st (Hearing) Committee and 2nd (Appeals) Committee are convened as required to consider any formal proceedings such as staff disciplinary issues or the permanent exclusion of a pupil (both extremely rare in our case).
The terms of reference for each lead governor, committee and panel can be found below. They explain what delegated authority the governor or committee has been given to make decisions on behalf of the board. Any work undertaken by Lead Governors is reported to the Board at their next meeting.
If you would like more information on the work we do to ensure continuous improvement in all aspects of school life please contact the Clerk in the first instance.
Clerk to Governors
Pete Osborne firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Governors
Tim Hobbs email@example.com
You may also be interested to read the minutes of recent full governing board meetings, which are available upon request.
Governors as at 1 October 2022
Attendance of Governors at Meetings – Academic Year 2021/2022
Attendance of Governors at Meetings – Academic Year 2020/2021
Attendance of Governors at Meetings – Academic Year 2019/2020
Terms of Reference