Governing Body Organisation
The Governing Body consists of the following:
- The Headteacher
- One elected staff governor
- One appointed local authority governor
- Four elected parent governors
- Nine co-opted governors
We also have three Associate Members who bring special expertise and experience to the Governing Body and a professional Clerk. Associate members are fully involved in meetings but do not vote on decisions.
We are proud to have a committed Governing Body, made up of professionally qualified individuals with a wide range of skills and expertise including teaching and learning, law, accounting, finance and banking, media, publications and marketing, IT, government, personnel and mental health.
The standard term of office for a governor is four years although a number of our governors have extended their terms providing continuity and sustaining knowledge and experience. The Governing Body therefore currently has a good balance of established governors and new members, bringing fresh perspectives.
The Governing Body and its sub committees each elect a chair and vice-chair, annually at the first meeting of the academic year. To encourage the involvement and development of all governors and to support future succession, each governor has a designated role as chair or vice-chair of a sub-committee or governor team and/or an important link responsibility.
Skills audits are conducted annually. Training and development includes: full governing body and subcommittee briefings, experience sharing (including a mentoring system where more experienced governors share ideas and answer questions for those less experienced) and attendance on training courses.
Committee Structure and Responsibilities