Governors are representatives of the wider Academy community and include people drawn from the parents, the Academy staff, other members of the local community and/or people with special skills that could benefit the work of the governing body.
Governing bodies are expected to play three key roles:
- They provide a strategic overview of the work of the Academy.
- They act as a critical friend to the Academy.
- They ensure accountability to the local community.
Curriculum & Standards Committee
The Committee has wide-ranging responsibilities - these include reviewing and monitoring all matters relating to the current and future curriculum, the agreement of priorities and targets, and reviewing the published data on pupil attainment and the standards achieved by the academy. Its overarching focus is to promote the quality of the overall student experience, and it does so by supporting the development and use of best practice in all matters.
Finance & General Purposes Committee
The Committee is responsible for monitoring and advising on the day to day financial operations and controls. It monitors the monthly management accounts, reviews and recommends the annual budget and account, and considers the adequacy of risk management and internal controls. It also focuses on all personnel, HR, premises and Health & Safety issues.