The Governing Body are appointed under the terms of Innovate Multi Academy Trust’s (IMAT) articles of association. The term of office for all governors, except the Headteacher, is 4 years.
Governors are responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the School, making major decisions about the direction of the school and senior staff appointments. The Governing Body are responsible for monitoring the performance of the children and the senior staff, and challenging the senior staff to continue to make good progress in all areas. The Governing Body take responsibility for the School building and grounds and are responsible for ensuring that they are kept in good order. The Governing Body meets at least 7 times per annum.
The Governors have implemented a number of systems to assess risks, especially in the operational areas (e.g. teaching and learning, health, safety welfare and school trips) plus control of finance.
The Governors are currently concentrating on:
· Maintaining the good academic, artistic and athletic standards at the school, and seeking to improve these wherever possible.
· Achieving a new build school that will offer a wider range of facilities, expertise and equipment that takes us forward into the future.
· Extending community use of the buildings and resources.
· Working more closely with our Innovate Multi Academy Trust schools.