As a community high school, the governors exist to promote the very highest standards of educational achievement for all students. They also have a general responsibility for all conduct within the school affecting all within the school community.
All school governors are members of a ‘corporate body’ with delegated powers and functions to be exercised in a lawful way. School governors are all volunteers and are drawn from different parts of the community; parents, staff, LA, community and other groups.
The Governing Body contributes to strategic development and raising standards of achievement for all. Any decisions impacting on the school community must be legal and in line with DfE/LA advice, guidance and statutes. Governors exist to challenge and support the school in a proportionate, fair manner on behalf of all children and families.
1. The constitution of the Governing Body must be in line with the School Governance (Constitution) Regulations 2012.
2. The Governing Body shall consist of: parent governors (at least two), one authority governor, one staff governor, one Headteacher, co-opted governors.
3. The Governing Body at Broughton delegates certain responsibilities to two committees: Personnel and Finance, Standards and Effectiveness
4. Each of these committees has a separate Chair and Secretary.
5. Each committee presents a report on its work in the termly Full Governors’ report.
6. There are four Full Governors’ meetings per year. The ‘September meeting’ is an opportunity for governors to be made aware of the latest standards and to become involved in the setting of strategic priorities.
7. The main work of the governors at Broughton is in terms of
- Managing the school’s finance
- Ensuring the curriculum is relevant, balanced and broad
- Appointing staff
- Reviewing staff performance and pay
- Supporting and challenging the Headteacher
- Ensuring academic standards are as high as possible
8. A Chair and Vice Chair of Governors will be appointed at the September meeting.
For 2021-22 the Chair was Mrs Judith Fawbert and the Vice Chair was Mrs Gill Peterson.
9. The Chair of the Personnel and Finance committee will be appointed at the September meeting
The Chair of the Standards and Effectiveness committee will be appointed at the September meeting
10. The staff governor represents staff views and reports back to colleagues as/when appropriate.
11. The clerk to the governors is appointed by the local authority.
12. All new policies must be approved by the relevant committee.
13. The Headteacher will have regular, routine meetings with the Chair of Governors. The Chair should never receive any ‘surprise’ information without first having been informed by the Headteacher.
Written correspondence to Mrs J Fawbert, Chair of Governors, should be sent c/o Broughton High School, Woodplumpton Lane, Broughton, Preston, PR3 5JJ.
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