Our Governing Body is a diverse group of professionals who care deeply about the school, its staff and its students, and work closely in a professional capacity with the Headteacher.

Effective governance:

•   ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

•   holds executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

•   oversees the financial performance of the organisation and makes sure its money is well spent.

We are always looking to ensure that our Governors reflect the diversity within the school community, and wish to encourage people with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity to consider the role.  In particular, we are currently seeking those who have expertise in the areas of finance, premises/facilities and HR.

The Full Governing Body currently meets six times per year (once per half-term), starting at 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm on an alternating basis.  The term of office for a Governor is four years. School governors are entitled to time off work for public duties: https://www.gov.uk/time-off-work-public-duties

If you would like to offer your services as a Governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Carolyn Higgs, at the school to discuss the role (governors@shsb.org.uk).