The Governing Board supports the school in its strategic development and scrutinises the key aspects of the school’s work such as pupil progress, public examination results and the school’s curriculum as well as ensuring that the school complies with the law and good practice relating to education.
The Governing Board is a mix of Parent and Co-Opted Trustees and Members. The Co-Opted Trustees are members of the local community and are often nominated for the specific skills which they bring to the Governing Board. A number of the Co-Opted Trustees have formerly been parent governors and know the school very well. The Governing Board meets twice a term and also has a number of Committees which oversee the various aspects of the school’s work such as Achievement and Behaviour and Finance and Premises. A list of Trustees and Members and a pen portrait of each is given below, as is an overview of the work of the Committees.
The school converted to academy status on 1 August 2011. As a converter academy, the school is both a registered company and a charity. All Trustees and Members are directors of the company and the Trust consists of five Members. The Memorandum and Articles of the Trust require that there should always be a balance of parent and co-opted Trustees (i.e. there will always be 3 co-opted Trustees and two parents or vice versa).
The Chair of the Governing Board is Rebecca Hanley who is a Parent Trustee. If you wish to contact the Trustees about any matter, letters or emails should be sent to the school office and they will be forwarded promptly to the Chair of the Governing Board. We hope that you will not have cause for complaint, but if you do and have already raised your concerns with the school, complaints may be forwarded to the Governing Board. The process for this is laid out in detail in the Complaints Policy (under the policies area of the website).
The Governing Board is keen to hear from parents and other members of the school community and continues to hold an Annual Parents’ Meeting in the Autumn term each year so that parents can discuss the examination results and any other major issues affecting the school.
As an academy, the school is funded directly by the government (via the Education and Skills Funding Agency). The school’s finances are subject to external audit. The key documents relating to the Governing Board can be found below.