The Governing Body
The Governing Body is the school’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
The Governing Body sets the strategic direction of the school by:
- Setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
- Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
- Setting statutory targets
- Agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure.
The school governing body is made up of the following:
- Parents (4)
- Headteacher (1)
- Staff (3)
- Community Governors (7)
- Have a child in the school
- Are elected by parents of the school
- Serve, as do other Governors, for four years
Current Governing Body
|Chair of Governors||Mrs Brenda Morley MBE*|
|Headteacher||Mr G Bennett, Mr K B Stride|
Mr Aaron Banham
Prof Geoffrey Beresford Hartwell
Mrs Carole Cook
Mr James Eales
Miss Charlotte Kenyon
Mrs Marion Williams
|Parent Governors||Ms Helen Binnie
Mr Simon Doubell
Mr Peter Duus
Mr David Nicholls
|Staff Governors||Ms Charlotte Auger
Mr Steven Gillmore
Ms Kirsty Maclean
|Secretary to the Academy Trust||Mrs Janet Barnett|
|Clerk to the Governing Body||Mrs Natalie Devenish|
A detailed list of Governors, their Category and the Committees they serve on can be found by clicking the link below:
A list of the Register of Interests can be found by clicking the link below:
We hope that parents will consider joining the Governing Body. All parents will be notified of vacancies via the normal channels of communication.
For more information about joining please contact: Mrs N Devenish.
Policies and Statutory information
Schools are required by the Education (School Information) Regulations 1989 to make certain information and matters of policy available to parents. Much of this is contained in our School Prospectus and copies of the Governing Body’s policies are available on request at the School.
The Education Reform Act 1988
The Act requires that schools make the following documents available for inspection:
- The schools’ syllabuses and schemes of work
- The Governors’ Statement of Curriculum aims
- The Local Education Authority’s curriculum Policy Statement
- Any published HMI reports on the school
- All Statutory instruments and other documents about the National Curriculum
- Arrangements for complaints about the curriculum and religious worship
Governors’ Charging Policy
The School Governors’ policy on charges conforms to the requirements of the Education Reform Act 1988.
Charges for school visits and other activities:
It is a statutory requirement that educational activities during the school day be provided without charge to parents, except in the case of the following:
- individual and group instrumental music lessons given by peripatetic teachers
- those items made in Design and Technology lessons which parents have agreed to pay for and keep
- school visits where parents have agreed to make a voluntary contribution to the cost, subject to the following conditions:
- parents in receipt of income support or family credit are exempt from charges for board and lodging on visits involving an overnight stay
- parents who find it difficult to make a contribution can be assisted by the school
- if all parents who could make a voluntary contribution do not do so, the activity will be cancelled unless the school has an alternative source of finance
- For each visit we will continue to draw parents’ attention to this statement but also to the effects of significant numbers requesting support.
Students Personal Possessions:
Students are responsible for their own property. The school is not liable for property lost or stolen or for prohibited items that have been confiscated (e.g. jewellery, Mobile Phones, Walkman etc).
Charges for damages to school property:
- Parents or guardians shall be held responsible for any damage to school property caused by students and may be charged the cost of replacement or repair.
- Parents or guardians shall be held responsible if students lose any school property loaned to them, such as textbooks or sports equipment, and may be charged the cost of replacement.