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Roles and responsibilities

The Governing Body has a number of duties and responsibilities towards all its stakeholders; students, staff, parents, the local authority and all our partners.

The role includes:-

  • Quality and Standards
  • Ensuring the school fulfils its statutory duties and meets legal requirements
  • Setting challenging targets
  • Ensuring the school has adequate resources to meet the needs of the students and that it uses best value principles in setting its budget
  • Ensuring all students are supported with their transition
  • Leadership
  • Establishing a clear vision for the school and setting the strategic aims
  • Communicating this vision to students, staff. Parents and stakeholders
  • Developing shared values and principles based on an explicit moral purpose
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and progress
  • Relationships with stakeholders
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all stakeholders
  • Building and nurturing a close relationship with young people and their families
  • Caring for the welfare of students and staff

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, parents, staff of the school and co-opted members from the community. Representatives are elected for a period of four years. The Governing Body meets to discuss issues concerned with the school. Minutes of the meetings are available for reference at the school. Members of the Governing Body are always willing to discuss school matters and can be contacted via the school office.

The Governing Body has a programme of meetings throughout the school year, and a committee structure that focuses on specific areas of governance: –

  • Finance Staffing and Disciplinary Committee - Svetlana Kuimova, Jo Johnston, Marc Smith, Nicola Chapman
  • Curriculum Inclusion and Environment Committee - Tessa Hutton, Kerryanne Harrison, Sue Schofield, Karen Vaughan
  • Chair- Marc Smith 
  • Vice Chair – Kerryanne Harrison
  • Chair of Finance, Staffing and Disciplinary Committee – Svetlana Kuimova 
  • Chair of Curriculum, Inclusion and Environment Committee – Tessa Hutton 
  • Parent Governors - Nicola Chapman, Kerryanne Harrison
  • LA Governor - Marc Smith,
  • Co-opted Governor Jo Johnston, Karen Vaughan
  • Staff Governor - Sue Schofield
  • Head Teacher - Janet Doherty

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Body, please do so using the following address –

Governor Attendance for Academic Year September 2019-July 2020

Governor Attendance

 Governor Attendance for Academic Year September 2020 - July 2021

Governor Attendance