The Governing Body have recently spent time reviewing their practice and thinking of how they can improve their practice to achieve their vision, which is as follows:
The Governors of Beaufort School have a positive impact, not just on the education of our children, but on their lives, making the ‘whole child’ their concern. They share the vision of the leadership team and work effectively in partnership with them, providing support and challenge, to move the school forward, thus improving its effectiveness. Governors monitor practice and work with leaders at all levels to ensure actions are well focused and resources provide best value for money. They contribute objective evidence to the school self-evaluation and steer the school through policy and the setting of strategic key priorities.
|Mr Rupert Crossland||Parent Governor & Chair|
|Mr Peter Wells||Member Appointed Governor & Vice Chair|
|Mrs Emily Ferris||Headteacher|
|Miss Aneesa Ali||Member Appointed Governor|
|Cllr Ayesha Azad||Member Appointed Governor|
|Mrs Nicola Emery||Parent Governor|
|Mrs Leila Hall||Parent Governor|
|Mrs Deborah Hare||Staff Governor|
|Mr Craig Horsman||Member Appointed Governor|
|Mrs Juliet Larsen||Teacher Governor|
|Mr Robert Rattee||Member Appointed Governor|
|Andrew Hughes||Clerk to Governors|
The governing body of the school represents staff, parents and a cross section of the local community. We comprise a myriad of different personalities, experiences, lengths of service and interests that all contribute towards providing the right mix of skills that are critical in any governing body. Our role is to support and challenge the leadership team in the task of delivering the strategic objective to become an ‘outstanding’ school.
The governing body is split into two main committees:
Children and Learning Committee
The role of the Children and Learning Committee is to ensure that the needs of all children are met, both in terms of their academic and personal development.
The committee’s workload includes the strategic overview of all matters relating to the children’s academic (progress and attainment) and personal development. The committee reviews the analysis of each year’s S.A.Ts results, compares performance against published targets at each Key Stage and agrees future targets. This committee plays a major part in the curriculum related issues within the School Improvement Plan. The committee also has delegated responsibility for the review and approval of curriculum-based policies which are then passed on to the full governing body for adoption.
The role of the Resources Committee is to ensure that all available resources are utilised to meet the needs of our children.
The Resources Committee has responsibility for strategic oversight of the school’s finances, staffing issues and premises issues, including Health & Safety. The School Business Manager and Premises Manager report to the committee at every meeting on the current financial position of the school. The committee is involved in formulating and approving the draft budget and associated expenditure plans each year before they are presented to the full Governing Body for adoption. This committee also agrees the annual staffing structure, which is developed to ensure that children’s needs are fully met.
Meetings and structure
Each of the above committees meets 3 times a year and there are also 4 meetings of the Full Governing Body (FGB) where both committees come together to review progress against the School Development Plan. Not all Governors sit on both committees but all are expected to attend the FGB sessions. There is a separate Pay Working Group which meets once a year to determine staff pay. This group is made up of two Governors.
If you have any questions about the school governing body or would like to get involved please contact the school office.
We are currently recruiting Governors from the community (i.e. non parents). Please contact the school office for more information.
Academy Trustee Documents
All governors/trustees are required to declare their business interests on the following document annually:
To see the declared interests, please go to “Further Information” then “Academy Documentation” on this website.