In addition to being a member of the Full Board each governor is actively involved in one or more of the Standing Groups looking in detail at different aspects of the school: Teaching & Learning, Finance and Physical Resources and Communications.
The Finance and Resources / Premises Group
The Finance and Resources / Premises Group has the brief to 'maintain an active budget, responding to changes in funding received and expenditure required, so funds are available to meet the school's identified spending plans. The group will model and forecast expenditure and income as far as is reasonably possible to assist the development of a fundable school plan'.
'Create and drive an agenda that optimises, maintains and develops the school's premises, facilities and equipment in line with the projected requirements of the school'.
Chair (Finance) - Tim Hoare
Chair (Resources) - Damian Farino
Members - Alistair Mann, Linda Shaw, Sharron Eklo, Jo Mitchell, Bethan Thomas
The Teaching and Learning Group
The Teaching, Learning & Safeguarding Group has the brief to 'monitor and challenge the school so that teaching and learning flourish, pupils make the best possible academic progress, the best possible academic standards are achieved and maintained, and staff are supported and developed'.
Chair - Phil Hopkins
Members - Alistair Mann, Mike Branscombe, Lou Allum, Jo Mitchell, Bethan Thomas
The Communications Group
The Physical Communications Group will be responsible for website review, communications to parents, school to home contact, etc
Chair - Alex Gaze
Members - Sharron Eklo, Staff Governor (if available), liaise with Head