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The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors needs to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the School and be accountable for its decisions. It should set aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities

 

Terms of reference:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

  • To agree constitutional matters*, including procedures where the Board of Governors has discretion
  • To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors* where appropriate
  • To hold at least three Board of Governors meetings a year*
  • To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair*
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to the Board of Governors*
  • To establish the committees of the Board of Governors and their terms of reference*
  • To appoint the Chair of any committee (if not delegated to the committee itself)
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee*
  • To suspend a governor*
  • To decide which functions of the Board of Governors will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals*
  • To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the Board of Governors is necessary*
  • To approve the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • To keep the Health and Safety Policy and its practice under review and to make revisions where appropriate
  • To review the delegation arrangements annually*

 

 

*these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual

 

 

Membership – 12 Governors: The Headteacher, one LEA governor, one staff governor, two parent governors and seven co-opted governors.

 

Quorum:         One half of the number of Governors in post

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