We are extremely proud of our Governing Body at Mayfield. We have worked really hard over the years to recruit a strong and skilled team who offer just the right mix of challenge and support. All governors are committed to improving outcomes for our students and the school and have an impressive record of involvement.
The current members are pro active in evaluating their own effectiveness and seek regular guidance and training to support their roles in schools . This ensures good strong relationships with the school and staff teams are developed.
The team have been involved in many major projects over the years to produce a vision for school and long term development plan. Their recent support has resulted in the completion of our upgraded hydrotherapy pool, amazing cycle track and our latest project - the New College build.
Governing bodies are responsible for the strategic management of a school and will make decisions about a wide range of issues.What are school Governing Bodies?
Their core responsibilities involved are:
- Ensuring accountability
- Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
- Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
- Budgetary allocation and control
- Planning for the long term future of the school
- Setting the school’s aims and values
- Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
The governing body is usually split in to a small number of committees, each responsible for one area such as finance or health and safety. These committees will meet separately from the main governing body to discuss relevant issues in more detail. Discussion is then fed back at a full governing body meeting.
We have designed a toolkit to support Governors in their role within school . The governing body should be able to use this to support improvement and ensure their effectiveness.
Policy Control and Governors
Part of the statutory responsibility of the Governors is to monitor the implementation and update of statutory policies and documentation. The senior leadership work with the governors to agree on responsibility for writing and updating policies on a specified timescale. Policies are approved/ signed by the relevant committee chair, and where necessary passed through the full governors meetings.
All policies are held in school which governors can access at any time. They are also held on the school information drive in electronic format.