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Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Board

The three core strategic functions of the Governing Board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governors have assigned areas of responsibility, which include the mandatory leads for Safeguarding, for Whistleblowing and for SEN.

Our Safeguarding lead is Sharon Clare.

Our Whistleblowing lead is Sharon Clare.

Our SEN lead is Daniel Morgan-Thomas.

The Governing Board meets twice per term.  Meetings of the Pay Committee and any statutory panels are convened as required.

The Governing Board has Standing Orders and Pay Committee Terms of References in place to ensure that it functions well. 

The Board has a delegation planner in place for key tasks and for statutory policy reviews.

The Board conducts an annual review of its effectiveness.

Governors operate in accordance with a Code of Conduct.

All Board members have completed Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interest Forms.

All Board members have completed a skills audit.

Board members attend regular training to ensure they have the necessary skills and information to carry out their role.

Governors conduct termly monitoring visits, the outcome of which are recorded in the Board minutes.

The Board is supported and advised by a professional clerk.  Meetings are recorded and the minutes are available on request to the school office.

The clerk to the Governing Board is Karen Mount.

Contact

Please address any correspondence to the Chair of the Governing Board, care of the school office.

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