Often Governors are asked what they actually do. It's not an easy question to answer, without giving a long list of responsibilities and quoting various pieces of legislation. A simple answer to the question is that school improvement and raising standards is at the heart of school governance.
Governors have three strands to their role:
To provide a strategic view:
by determining where the school is going and by ensuring that policies, frameworks and personnel are designed to achieve the school's long term aims.
To act as a critical friend:
by promoting the school and supporting its work through the monitoring and evaluation of the school’s effectiveness.
To ensure accountability:
by establishing targets and expected outcomes for the academic and personal development of our students and then by challenging the school's leadership along the journey towards their realisation. We hold the school to account on behalf of stakeholder groups (including students and their parents) of which the governors are representatives.
The Governing Body is the Academy Trust and its members are, in effect, trustees and directors.
The school currently has 14 governors:
Three community governors – Gordon Bull, Alex Ghattas & Catherine Jones.
Four parent governors – Sarah Berke, Linda Bowers, Karen Quinton & Steve Burn.
Five staff governors, including the Headteacher – Fiona Doyle, Graham Knott, Juliet Billings, Rick Toop and Nick Bradwell.
In addition there are two student associate governors - Keji Kamoju and Amin Lmoh.
The Full Governing Body meets once each term but much of the work is done through committees.
If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please write to the Chairman, via the Clerk to Governors, at the school or email the Clerk to the Governors, Zoe Taylor by clicking here