The Governing Body helps the school provide the best possible education for the pupils. It is accountable to those who established and currently fund the school and also the parents. It is a corporate entity and acts at all times in accordance with the requirements laid down in Acts of Parliament, statutory regulation and the school’s instrument and articles of government.
All Governors are either elected or appointed. Following reconstitution, the Governing body shall consist of:
- 2 Co-opted Governors
- 1 Local Authority Governor
- 1 Headteacher
- 2 Appointed Parent Governors
- 1 Staff Governor
With the exception of ex-officio Governors, all Governors serve a four year term of office.
The Governing Body has a Clerk to Governors who provides administrative and organisational support. She can be contacted through the school address.
The duties of the Governing Body are extensive but they primarily include:-
- to help establish the aims and policies of the school
- to help draw up (with the Headteacher and Staff) the School Development Plan
- to help decide how the school’s budget is spent and monitor expenditure
- to ensure that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught
- to investigate formal complaints
- to appoint the Headteacher
- to appoint, promote, support and discipline staff
- to act as a link between the local community and the school
- to draw up an Action Plan following an OFSTED inspection and monitor how the plan is being put into practice
The Governing Body has one committee that makes recommendations and decisions on behalf of and to the full governing body:
These groups meet at least once a term. In addition, the full Governing Body meets ten times a year to conduct the business of the school. The Chair of Governors for 2023-24 is Dr Martin Rawlings and the Vice-Chair is Mr Chris Leigh.