Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
Brookmans Park School Governing Body
The Governing Body consists of:
- 3 Parent Governors
- 5 Co-opted Governors
- 1 Staff Governor
- 1 LA Governor
- 1 Headteacher
- 3 Partnership
Governors are generally appointed for a four year term, except staff Governors who are 12 months. The Chairs and Vice Chair are appointed at the beginning of each academic year. The Full Governing Body meets five times per academic year as do the Resources Committee and the Curriculum Committee.
- Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, on the basis of a regular skills audit, because they have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Purpose of the Governing Body
The purpose of the Brookmans Park School Governing Body is to:
- set the strategic direction of the school.
- hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school.
- ensure financial health, probity and value for money.
This is achieved through:
- help the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement
- keep focussed on excelling in school improvement
- be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
- help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
- make the school accountable to the public for what it does
- work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
- exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Headteacher and staff
- not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.
Purpose of the Resources Committee
The purpose of the Resources Committee is to:
- oversee, challenge and support the school in respect of its Financial, Personnel and Premises obligations and activities.
- to work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure full accountability for the financial wellbeing of the school, the development of staff, the safety of children and achievement of the school’s medium term plan.
Purpose of the Curriculum Committee
The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to:
- advise the Governing Body on the school’s curriculum policy and its statutory obligations regarding the curriculum
- with the assistance of staff, to monitor and evaluate the delivery of the curriculum, specifically the impact of actions taken to implement the SDP.
- to review, approve and monitor the implementation of policies for curriculum areas, special educational needs, collective worship, race equality and pupil behaviour/discipline.
- to ensure that the needs of pupils with special educational needs are met.
- in conjunction with the Head Teacher, to agree statutory targets for pupil attainment.
- at least annually, to receive a report from the Headteacher on the quality of teaching and the standards of pupil achievement, and to identify any necessary governing body actions.
- after consultation with the Headteacher and staff, to identify priorities for the School Development/Improvement Plan and to consider the draft plan for discussion and approval by the governing body.
- to monitor, at least once a term, progress in implementing the School Development/Improvement Plan.
- Governors are required to question and monitor matters of pupil safety and safeguarding procedures within the school.