All schools in England have a Governing Body 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, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, 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.
Governing Body meetings
The Governing Body has 5 full Governors meetings a year to meet and review the progress of the school. The Governing Body meetings for 2019/20 are as follows:
Tuesday 8th October 2019
Tuesday 19th November 2019
Tuesday 4th February 2020
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Tuesday 14th July 2020
The Governing Body also has Committees to deal with specific details of governing the school. These committees report back to the Governing Body meetings.
A number of governors are also ‘Link Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role. Each link governor meets the subject leader in school who is responsible for that subject area.
Governing Body Information
In December 2014 the governing body elected to reconstitute under ‘The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012’. The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.
The Chair of Governors is Doug McConnachie who can be contacted via the school. The Vice-Chair of Governors is Rob Savidge.
The Governing Body is made up of 11 governors divided into 5 governor categories: