Our Local Governing Body is made up of volunteers from our sponsors; The Drapers’ Company and Queen Mary University of London.
They contribute to strategic development and raising standards of achievement in our school. Our Governing Body works hard to ensure the best for all children through regular meetings and monitoring in school.
School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in charge of planning the school’s future direction and can thereby help raise the standards of pupil achievement. Governors are also accountable to parents and their wider community for the performance of the school.
There are three core functions of a governing body, reflected in Ofsted’s inspection criteria:
- Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders and ensuring statutory duties are met.
- Holding headteachers to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation.
- Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including Pupil premium Grant, to raise standards.
Meet The Governors
School governors are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving school budget; appointing a headteacher.
Our Governing Body meets each half term and may rely on committees to advise their decisions. Committees may address issues such as staffing, finance, curriculum and premises. Further information can be found by clicking here.
Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust also has a Board of Directors, responsible for ensuring that the schools work together across the MAT and share the same vision and ethos. They meet every term to ensure that the Local Governing Bodies of the schools are performing their duties and that the high expectations for achievement and shared ethos are well-managed.
Information on the Board of Directors can be found by clicking here.