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Governors: Role and Functions

The Governing Body
Our Governing Body is composed of a maximum of 13 governors:

We are also able to appoint Associate Governors, who attend Governing Body meetings, but do not vote.

We have three main functions:

The Committees

More detailed business is conducted by two committees, and every governor is a member of one of these committees:

Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee
Chaired by Mr Will Swann, is responsible for overseeing:

Teaching, Learning and Standards Committee
Chaired by Mr Mat Smith, is responsible for overseeing:

We also have four committees that only meet when required, and which do not have fixed membership. Any governor may act as a member of one of these committees:

Complaints Committee
Considers any complaints referred to it under the school’s Complaints Policy.

Hearings Committee
Considers any issue referred to it under the school’s policies concerning staff grievance, discipline, capability or redundancy.

Appeals Committee
Considers any appeals by members of staff against decisions by the Headteacher or the Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee that are referred to it.

Pupil Discipline Committee
Considers any decision by the Headteacher to exclude pupils and decides whether or not to uphold it.

National Governors' Association

National Governors' Association LogoThe governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body may delegate certain of its responsibilities to certain governors or committees of governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so. Further information and reading can be found on the National Governors' Association website.