What do we do?
Our Academy Governing Body works with the headteacher and the Willows Academy Trust Board of Directors to;
Who is a governor?
All our governors are volunteers and at our school we have 3 types of governor:
We also sometimes appoint Associate Governors who can offer their expertise to support particular aspects of school life.
The full governing body meets at least six times during the school year. It also meets as and when required to support particular needs and activities. The headteacher attends all governing body meetings.
Each governor also has a link governor role, overseeing a particular aspects of school life such as equality & diversity, anti-bullying and safeguarding. Each governor is also linked to one or more curriculum areas and will liaise with the appropriate teacher with whom they discuss their particular curriculum areas. The governors write a report on their allocated link roles and curriculum areas each year and monitor the action plans with their linked teacher.
We ensure that our governing body has a broad set of skills and each governor is required to complete a skills audit annually. The governors are required to attend pertinent induction and training and are given training information on the schools own monitoring and assessment systems.