Why does the Academy have a Governing Body?
The Academy has a Governing Body to ensure that the Academy has the capacity to improve and raise overall standards. Ofsted considers the governing body to be part of the leadership and management of the Academy. However, governors do not manage the Academy. That is the job of the Principal and management team. Governors are there to be “a critical friend” to the Principal and the Academy, to promote high standards of educational achievement and to ensure efficient leadership.
How do the Governors achieve this?
The Governors achieve this by:
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
Who can be a school governor?
The role of a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. You don’t have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. What’s really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.
Governors come from all sections of the community, and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. They must be able to work as part of a team and show commitment to the school.
Application forms are available at www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancy/governors
Further information is also available at www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk.
For further information, please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.