The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for performance. In schools, this is the governing body, which is responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.
As a school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of The Priory School ultimately is with the Board of Trustees of The Priory School Trust. In common with all the Trust schools, The Priory School has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.
The powers defining the legal relationship between The Priory School and The Priory School Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the Trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Governance and can be found here.
In summary, the role of the LGB is to:
The LGB has the following core responsibilities:
All Local Governors sign a Code of Conduct which sets out the expectations of and commitment required. A copy of the Code of Conduct can be found here.
There is a Role Description for Local Governors. A copy can be found here.
The Chair of the LGB can be contacted through the School or the Clerk to the Governors
The Clerk to the LGB is: Ms Carole Warner and can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post
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