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, ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Head, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Head and Head of School are, of course, 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.
The composition of the present governing body, under the 2012 School Governance Regulations, was decided upon by the temporary governing body and consists of:
- The Executive Headteacher
- One elected staff governor
- Two elected parent governors
- One appointed local authority governor
- Seven co-opted governors
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. We currently have two vacancies.
The Chair of Governors is Mr Colin Lumbis, who can be contacted via the school office. The Vice Chair is Paul Scattergood.
Much of the work of the governing body is done by our Combined Committee and other working groups such as The Achievement and Challenge Group and The Pay Committee.
Parents/carers can request an appointment to view minutes of the Governor meetings.