The Governing Body of the school is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the Governors are parents. The School Governors comprise a group of individuals, who are elected, nominated or co-opted, and are representative of parents and teachers and the local community. School Governors work with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school.
Meetings are held at least once each term and Finance and Pay Committees meet in addition to main Governing Body meetings.
Please feel free to come in and ask questions about the work of the Governing Body. If you would like to be a School Governor please contact the Headteacher to find out about any vacancies.
As a school part of Bradgate Educational Partnership, The Local Governing Body (LGB) works closely with the Board of Trustees (the Board) of the Multi Academy Trust. The LGB of each school will be composed, where possible, of a maximum of 15 governors; comprising the Head Teacher/Principal and two staff governors, up to four parent governors and up to eight co-opted governors. Potential governors will satisfy the LGB that they have the requisite skills to effectively govern the school.
The Board believes that trust schools take responsibility for their own decisions and wishes to enable and support the LGB in acting as far as possible as if it were a single academy trust.
The Board sets out Terms of Reference for the Local Governing Body and an appropriate Scheme of Delegation. These terms of reference and the scheme of delegation provide the framework within which the LGB shall operate. The Board may review and amend these terms of reference from time to time.
The Local Governing Body for each academy and the Trust Board all sign up to a Code of Conduct (NGA) to ensure that honesty and integrity are at the heart of our governance. The Trust also lead termly meetings with all of the Chairs of Governors (CoGs) for the academies within the Trust, enabling all academies to give feedback to the Chair of Trust Board and the CEO.
Structure of Governing Body 2016/2017
Please click on link above for information about our current Governing Body
Please contact Governors via the school office
The structure of the Trustees of Bradgate Educational Partnership
can be found by clicking on the above link
"Training for governors has helped develop their strategic role."
"The governing body provides a good level of support and challenge. Governors have developed the way they monitor data to check pupils’ progress, and the headteacher provides them with very detailed information about achievement. Governors check on the school’s work through a range of visits, meetings with staff, regular meetings with the headteacher and detailed reports from the school.
Members of the governing body have a sound understanding of the system used to determine teachers’ effectiveness in enabling pupils to make progress. Governors check how effective these systems are applied to improve the quality of teaching, especially given the number of changes to staffing in recent years. Decisions about teachers’ pay are closely and appropriately linked to performance and responsibilities.
Governors track finances well and assist the school in deciding how to spend additional money to support pupils eligible for the pupil premium and to extend sports and physical education opportunities."OFSTED 2014