Kings Hill School

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Governing Body

About the Governing Body

Each Kings Hill School Governor has been carefully selected for their expertise and desire to improve education. Possessing a wide range of experience in education, senior business roles and other professions, their enthusiasm for the role remains undiminished. With many years of experience between them, the Governing Body works in partnership with the school to continue to excel the school with the ambition of being outstanding. 

What do we do?

Kings Hill School Governing Body, in common with all Governing Bodies, has three main functions:

  • We authorise and ensure clarity of the school vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • We hold the Head Teacher to account for the performance of the school and the achievement of the pupils.
  • We oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure that money is well spent.

 How do we do it?

There are a number of different models for Governance.  At Kings Hill School we use a “Hybrid” model which we believe is the most effective for our school.  We have four meetings of the Full Governing Body each year.  We also have four committees:

  1. Teaching and Learning (six meetings a year)
  2. Finance and Resources (five meetings a year)
  3. Health and Safety (three meetings a year)
  4. Pay and Reward (two meetings a year)

Each section of the school development plan is also assigned to a “monitoring pair” of governors who review each area against strategic targets we set.  Normally, each area gets three monitoring visits each year.

Some governors also fulfil specific roles such as Safeguarding, Health and Safety or Special Educational Needs.

In addition, some governors volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject.

All current posts and holders are on the attached document.

How often do we meet?

Governing bodies are required to meet formally a minimum of three times a year. Many governing bodies meet more frequently than this, and most also delegate work to committees and/or working parties and task groups which meet between the governing body meetings. In addition some governors volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject.

Most governors arrange a couple of shorter visits to school and classrooms focusing on key priorities so that they can see how the school is addressing issues identified for development.