Governing Body

The LA has recently appointed and Interim Executive Board ( IEB) to support the School. The purpose of an IEB is to provide interim expertise and high-quality governance to support future improvement in a maintained school, including the promotion of high standards of educational achievement.

Governing Body Structure May 2023

Roz Danks – Chair of Governing Body and Finance Committee

WIll Harrison – Co-opted Governor for GDPR and on Finance Committee

Deborah Wheelan – Co-opted Governor Safeguarding

Sarah Baker – CEO TEAM Education Trust – Health and Safety

Carolyn Briggs – Vice Chair – Visits Lead TEAM Education Trust

Nicki Bromilow – Co-opted Governor

Josephine Ward – Clerk to Governors.

The remit of the Governing Body includes the following core functions:

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

In exercising their functions the Governing body agrees to:

  • Act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school
  • Be open about the decisions they make, actions taken and be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.
  • The governing body will appoint a clerk with a view to ensuring their efficient functioning and must have regard to advice from the clerk as to the nature of the governing body’s functions.

The Head Teacher’s responsibilities include:

  • The internal organisation, management and control of the school
  • The educational performance of the school
  • The head teacher is accountable to the governing body for the performance of all his or her responsibilities
  • The head teacher must comply with any reasonable direction of the governing body.
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