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Back to Basics. Chris Orme Clerk, Birch CofE Aided Primary School and Clacton County High School . Programme. Responsibilities of governing bodies. Responsibilities of clerk. A successful meeting. Constitution of governing bodies. School governance procdures regulations.

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Back to basics

Back to Basics

Chris Orme

Clerk, Birch CofE Aided Primary School and Clacton County High School


Programme

Programme

  • Responsibilities of governing bodies.

  • Responsibilities of clerk.

  • A successful meeting.

  • Constitution of governing bodies.

  • School governance procdures regulations.

  • Agenda for meetings.

  • Minutes of meetings.

  • Delegation of functions.


Responsibilities of a governing body

Responsibilities of a Governing Body

  • General Responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

  • The governing body has a largely strategic role in the running of the school.

  • The governing body sets aims and objectives for the school.

  • It adopts policies for achieving these aims and objectives.

  • The governors set targets for achieving the aims and objectives

  • The governing body monitors and evaluates progress towards achievement of the aims.

  • Regularly reviews the framework for the school in the light of progress.

  • It will appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher.

  • The governors annually set the budget and monitor expenditure throughout the year.

  • Governors must promote the well being of pupils at the school.

  • Extended Schools – The Core Offer.

  • Governors must promote community cohesion.

  • The governing body must comply with relevant Acts of Parliament and regulations made by the Secretary of State.


The clerks role

The Clerks Role

  • To prepare and despatch the agenda.

  • To ensure governors have the opportunity to fulfil their statutory responsibilities.

  • To liaise with the chair and headteacher.

  • To attend the meeting.

  • To offer advice on procedures.

  • To take notes at the meeting.

  • To prepare minutes of the meeting.

  • To maintain records of membership.

  • To write letters on behalf of the governing body.

  • To keep up to date with developments in governance.


Constitution

Constitution

Foundation schools also have:

  • Community governors;

  • Partnership governors.

    All schools can have:

  • Associate members;.

  • Sponsor governors.

All governing bodies must have:

  • Parent governors;

  • Staff governors;

  • Local authority governors.

    Church schools also have:

  • Foundation governors;

  • Community governors (controlled schools only).


What makes a successful meeting

What Makes a Successful Meeting

  • Early preparation.

  • Consult on draft agenda.

  • Ensure all governors have a current term of office.

  • Have names, addresses and contact details for all governors.

  • Send agenda to all governors at least seven days before a meeting.

  • Ask head to produce report and ensure this is sent to all governors.

  • Ensure minutes of committee meetings are sent to all governors.

  • Ensure that matters arising from previous meetings are picked up.

  • Arrive at meeting venue in good time and speak to chair and head.

  • Sit next to chair and head to aid communication during meeting.

  • Take good clear notes at the meeting.

  • Write minutes as soon as possible.


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