All schools have a governing body which is a group of people elected from the parent body, the Local Authority, members of the church (if a school is a Church school) and members of staff. In addition the school can also appoint its own community governors.
Mr Karl Matthews
Mrs Adele Caulkett
Mrs Sue Burgess
Rev. Andrew Smith
Mr Allan Whyte
Ms Danuta Krawczyk
Ms Agnieszka Lubinska-Zwara
|Mr Dan Pickard|
The Role of the Governing Body
The membership of the governing body uses their combined skills and experience to assist the headteacher run the school efficiently. A governor is a ‘critical friend’ to the school.
Over the last several years the responsibilities and work carried out by Governing Bodies have increased dramatically as “control” has shifted from Local Authorities to the individual Schools. As a stand alone academy, governors have even more responsibility.
The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and as such it will:
In order to do this governors need to gain knowledge on how the school operates by attending training, attending regular meetings and getting to know the school community through visiting the school during the day.
Governing bodies are required to meet, in full, a minimum of three times a year. In addition, all governors are required to sit on a sub-committee where they may use their specific skills. Governors will arrange to visit the school to address specific issues relating to health and safety, finance, special educational needs, child protection.
Each Governor serves a term of four years and is expected to sit on one or more of the committees and each committee reports back to the Full Governing Body (FGB) which meets at least once a term.
The Governors’ task is to set strategy and policy, to ensure that things are running smoothly, to provide support and encouragement and to offer a sympathetic but critical ear. To learn more about the role of the Governing Body, please read our ‘Governor Code of Conduct’ below.
The governors can be contacted through the school office.
Information about terms of office, previous governors and attendance at meetings can be found in the “Annual Financial Report – Governors’ Report and Audited Accounts”.