Local Governing Body
How we work
Under the Governance Model agreed by Scholars' Education Trust, the local governing body meets six times a year and generally for no more than two hours. Certain key tasks provide the focus for our discussions and as a minimum each meeting focuses on a core topic as follows: -
- Analysis of results in external examinations
- Setting targets for the year
- Approving the School Development Plan
- Submitting the Annual Budget for recommendation to the Trust
A wide variety of other subjects are considered at each meeting, including the Headteacher's report, the approval of all major policies which underpin the running of the school and regular updates on School Governance.
Most Governors, in addition to sitting on the main Governing Body, undertake visits to the school for other reasons. We also try to attend public events, such as secondary transfer evening, school play performances, music concerts, the annual awards evening and sports events.
In addition, individual Governors take a special interest in specific areas of school activity, such as Safeguarding, SEN, Pupil Premium and Health and Safety.
Most queries about the management of RBA and the progress of any individual child should be directed in the first instance to the school itself but the Chair of Governors/Clerk to the Governors will be happy to answer any more general questions, particularly in relation to the role of the Governing Body.