Structure

We, the Governors, are a diverse group of people from a range of backgrounds, including education, human resource management, retail work, legal work and finance. We aim to use our skills to support the school so that we attain our vision of a school where every child can shine. We are not paid, but can claim expenses for some activities.

We meet as a Local Governing Body, independent of the TKAT Board of Directors, but accountable to TKAT for everything we do, and our main functions are to set the strategic direction for the Academy and to hold its leadership to account.

We also meet in committees to examine aspects of the school’s work in closer detail.

We visit the school regularly to monitor its progress and we ask challenging questions to ensure that the school is meeting the needs of all the children and providing an education that will enthuse and inspire them. We regularly speak to children, parents and staff to find out their views.

There are three categories of Governor: ‘Appointed Governors’ are approved and appointed by TKAT; Parent Governors are elected by parents of pupils in the school; and Staff Governors are chosen by the school staff (both teaching and non-teaching staff). We also have a Clerk who is appointed by TKAT to co-ordinate and to keep records of our work, and to advise us on legal matters.

Being a school governor is a rewarding and fulfilling role; helping to provide a suitable, safe, and exciting environment for learning is critical to giving every child the chance they deserve.