The school has an experienced and supportive governing body, with a strong core of long standing members, who know the school very well. The governing body is made up of parents/carers, professionals and members of the whole school community who have expertise and experience in a wide range of education or related fields.
The governing body meet as a full governing body and as sub-commities at least every half term. Governors also take part in learning walks and attend various events throughout the year.
Governors never hesitate to challenge practice and seek the very best provision and outcomes for pupils. There is a supportive, healthy and mutually respected relationship between governors and staff and a strong sense of shared accountability and responsibility.
“Governance is excellent. Governors are highly involved in school life and are fully involved in decision making. They are rigorous in holding the school to account. The school provides excellent value for money and the likelihood that it will continue to improve is very high.” Ofsted
“Discussion and scrutiny of documents during the quality assurance visit undoubtedly evidence the important role the governing body plays in the development of the school’s vision and strategic planning. They are highly analytical. Through their robust challenge and considered support, they hold leaders robustly to account. They are proactive in seeking to evaluate their own effectiveness and in seeking training to develop their skills further to ensure they keep their knowledge up to date” Quality Assurance Consultant Report – Autumn 2016
2016 – 2017 School Improvement Priority 1. ‘Formalise the review & evaluation process to ensure continued effectiveness of the governing body’
Academy Governance Structure
Chair of Governors – Peter Tite
Vice Chair of Governors – Chris Beswick
Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee – Peter Tite (Chair), Sarah Fuller, Sue Warner
Curriculum, Quality and Standards Committee – Chris Beswick (Chair), Dr. Anne Ferguson,
Cath Stone, Dr. Fassah Bibi, Dr. Walid Omara, Kevin Casey, Lynn Macdonald