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THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The purpose of the Governing Body is to lead the strategic development of the school and to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.

The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  •  Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body monitors the implementation of standards and our policies through the committee structure set out below; conduct appeals; appoints senior staff; and makes serious disciplinary decisions.

CONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body consists of:

  • Thirteen co-opted governors appointed by Governing Body

  • One staff governor, elected by staff

  • Two parent governors, elected by parents

  • One Local Authority governor nominated by the local authority

  • The headteacher

Chair of Governors: Katie Donkor

Vice Chair: Trevor Grant

Co-opted Governors: Chris Ogunlana, Maria Peries, Martha Da Costa-Sherwood, Olola Elias, Pamela Calder, Rachel Higgins, Sarah Coombes, Teresa Clay, Tim Adelani, Elisa Lakhan-Hector, Jonathan Young

Staff Governor: Gloria Chapman

Parent Governors:  Amber Noel, Helen Skundric.

LA Governor: Alan Kennedy

Headteacher: Karen Chamberlain

The term of office for all governors is four years.

COMMITTEES OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body has three committees:

  • Curriculum/Standards - Chair: Olola Elias, Vice Chair: TBC

  • Finance - Chair: Chris Ogunlana, Vice Chair: TBC

  • Welfare - Chair: Maria Peries, Vice Chair: Trevor Grant

Individual governors are members of committees and also hold specific responsibilities:

LINK GOVERNORS Curriculum/Standards

English: AK

Mathematics: OE

Science: TG

Humanities: TA

C Arts: RH

Langs: PC

Voc: EA

Teaching/remote teaching and learning/website content - OE/MD

Life Lessons & EEE: SC

LBTS6 (Sixth Form)/ Careers: JY

Ethos: ELH

 

LINK GOVERNORS Finance and General Purposes

Buildings, H and S, HR, Finance and Admin: CO

Parent views: AN

Pay committee: CO/KD/TC/TG

 

LINK GOVERNORS Welfare

SEN: MP

Safeguarding inc vulnerable children and CLA: MP

Pastoral inc mental health/ wellbeing: TG/TC

Pupil Premium/Catch up funding: GC/TG

Race equality: KD

 

CONTACT THE GOVERNORS

To contact the school governors, please email