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What is the role of the Governing Body?

Governors have a key role in the management of the school. They are not responsible for the day to day running of the school, which is the Headteacher’s responsibility. However, they are responsible for policy setting, monitoring, supporting the Headteacher and holding them to account. Our governors have a wide range of business, employment and voluntary experience and there are sometimes opportunities for new Governors to get involved. Training and induction is offered to all Governors. Please contact the school if you would be interested in becoming a Governor should a vacancy arise.

The main ways in which the Governing Body carries out its role is by - 

  • setting the aims and objectives for the school

  • setting the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

  • setting the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

  • monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

  • being a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher

     What types of governors are there?

    Burnt Yates School Governing Body is made up of 12 people, a combination of different types of Governors  –

  • 2 parent governors – elected by the parents and carers from the school

  • 7 Foundation governors – put forward by the local Church and the Trustee’s of the Admiral Long’s Foundation

  • 1 Local Authority governor

  • The Headteacher

  • A staff governor

    We carry out an annual skills audit to ensure we have the skills needed to carry out our role effectively and to identify training needs. This also helps us to be clear about the skills we need when we have a vacancy.

    How is the Governing Body organised?

    In light of the changes that Burnt Yates School is facing, the Full Governing Body now meets every month.  The full list of our governors, their roles and responsibilities, financial and business interests, and governance roles in other schools is below.  

Link to Governors information

Governors Report 2016-2017

Link to Governors Attendance at meetings record 2017-2018

Link to Governors Attendance at meetings record 2016-2017

For further information about being a governor of the school please contact the Clerk or Headteacher using our contact form.

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