A governing body at a school helps steer a school, establish its vision and ethos and challenge the staff to deliver the goals that are set. This body is part of a team committed to improving the lives and future prospects of young people.
Our legal duties include:
The governing body meets at least once every term. We set up committees or working groups to look at particular issues (such as pay, performance management, buildings development). A small group (principal, governor responsible for finance and the academy finance officer) meets to keep an eye on academy finances between our termly governor meetings. All governors are informed about what happens at these finance meetings.
There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the academy. All governors have equal status however they are appointed.