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What the Governors do

Welcome to the Governors' section!

 

There are 9 members on the Governing Body, responsible for ensuring that the school fulfils its statutory duties and responsibilities including health and safety. The School Governors meet together approximately six times during the academic year. Members of the Governing Body also work together in smaller committees: Standards, Resources and Audit. These also meet together approximately three times a year and are responsible for:-
 
Standards

  • The Curriculum
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • The quality of teaching and learning
  • Policy reviews relating to standards issues
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Inclusion
  • Admissions and appeals
  • Resources
  • Monitoring of attainment and achievement
  • School Self Evaluation (OfSted SEF)
  • Assessments and benchmarking
  • Health and Safety

 

Resources

  • Financial planning
  • Ensure that the school operates with the financial regulations of the DfE
  • Health and Safety
  • Recruitment
  • Pay Progression
  • Competence
  • Professional Development and the development of school leaders
  • Resources
  • Staff welfare
  • Policy reviews relating to resources issues
  • School development
  • Premises

 
Audit (Resources)

  • Helping to promote the highest standards of propriety in the use of public funds and encourage proper accountability for the use of those funds
  • Improving the quality of financial reporting by reviewing internal and external financial statements on behalf of the board
  • Promoting a climate of financial discipline and control to help reduce the opportunity for financial mismanagement
  • Promoting the development of internal controls systems which will help satisfy the Board that the academy will achieve its objectives and targets and is operating in accordance with statutory requirements and the academy’s own rules
  • Agreeing the Internal Auditor’s programme of work in conjunction with the School Business Manager
  • Reviewing the reports of the Internal Auditor on the effectiveness of the financial procedures and controls. These reports must also be reported to the Governing Body

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