Every school has a governing board which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. Our Governing Body follows the circle model and meets six times a year. They work with the staff and the Local Education Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school.
An agenda is set for each meeting and will include the tasks which the governing body is required to consider, and the governing body may 'commission' assignments or activities arising from the business meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.
In addition to 'commissioning' activities or actions on their behalf, the governing body has delegated monitoring activities to 'monitoring pairs' or 'individuals'. this applies to statutory functions, and the priorities of the School Improvement Plan.
The Inspire Federation's governing board consists of members and is made up of Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors, Foundation Governors and Co-opted Governors. This ensures that the governing board has sufficient diversity of views and experience to be both supportive and a questioning friend. The only committee is the Pay Committee, which overseas remuneration policies and practice.
Our Chair of Governors is Paul Thompson; if you wish to contact him please speak with the school office who can pass on the relevant information. all members of the current body can be seen below.
There are three core functions pf a governing body as reflected in the OFSTED inspection handbook:
- Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders and ensuring statutory duties are met.
- Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school evaluation.
- Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including Pupil Premium, to raise standards.