The role of the governing body is primarily :
Setting the direction of the school by approving the school’s annual improvement plan.
- Resourcing school priorities by setting the school’s budget.
- Acting on behalf of the Local Authority as the employer of staff at the school and carrying out all the usual employers’ duties such as appointment, pay progression, dealing with serious disciplinary issues and issues of staff capability.
- Holding the school and particularly the Headteacher to account for school performance.
- Supporting the school by attending regular governors’ meetings and other formal school occasions and celebrations subject to availability.
Governors meet once per term as a full body. Most of their work is done through committees which also meet termly. There are three committees; the Standards and Effectiveness Committee (SEC) which consists of the Chair, Vice Chair and the chair and vice chair of the other two committees, Teaching and Learning Committee and the Resources Committee. From time to time other committees or sub groups are formed on a temporary basis to address particular issues.
There are also nominated governors in a number of areas such as Gifted, Able & Talented, Pupil Premium, Sixth Form and Child Protection, and faculty governors who report back to the governing body at governors’ meetings as appropriate.
The term of office for all governors of the school is 4 years.
The governing body consists of:
- 2 parent governors
- 1 local authority governor
- 1 staff governor
- The Headteacher
- 13 co-opted governors