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The Governing Body

The Governing Body needs to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the School and be accountable for its decisions. It should set aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities.

Terms of Reference:

  To agree constitutional matters*, including procedures where the Governing Body has discretion

  • To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors* where appropriate
  • To hold at least three Governing Body meetings a year*
  • To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair*
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to the Governing Body*
  • To establish the committees of the Governing Body and their terms of reference*
  • To appoint the Chair of any committee (if not delegated to the committee itself)
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee*
  • To suspend a governor*
  • To decide which functions of the Governing Body will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals*
  • To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the Governing Body is necessary*
  • To approve the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • To review the delegation arrangements annually*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Any items which individual governing bodies may wish to include

*these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual

These terms of reference were approved by the Governing Body on 3/10/19


Chair of the Governing Body Robert Hurrell
Vice-Chair of the Governing Body Andrew Stevenson
Clerk to the Governing Body Hayley Tucker
Quorum: One half of the number of Governors in post (5)