Governors

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.
 
Warlingham School has 13 governors who form the local governing committee and report to Trusteees of Tandridge Learning Trust. There are 8 community governors, 2 parent governors and 3 staff governors, one of whom is the headteacher. We also have 2 associate governors, who are in training to become full governors when a vacanacy occurs and 4 student governors from the school sixth form.

The Local Governing Committee meets twice each term. 

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please write to the Chair, via the Clerk to Governors, at the school or email the Clerk to the Governors, Catriona Sanderson by clicking here.