This page provides information on the Felpham Community College Governing Body
The governing body at Felpham Community College consists of parents, members of staff, and other individuals connected to the local community.
The role of the Governing Body is to conduct the college with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school. They have a responsibility to focus on three core strategic functions:
In working to ensure the effective performance of the college the governing body makes key decisions about:
The full Governing Body meets once a month to consider all business. It produces an annual programme to work to ensure that all issues are covered on the appropriate monthly agenda.
When the governing body needs to examine a specific issue in detail it can create a Task and Finish Group consisting of a few governors, staff and if necessary external advisors or contributors. They often go into great depth and then produce overview reports and recommendations for the full governing body to consider.
Individual governors are allocated the responsibility for monitoring and progressing aspects of governance and to report back to the governing body when decisions are needed. These roles include:
To provide a structure to ensure timely formulation of priorities and the effective monitoring of their delivery there is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Review (MER) cycle.
This provides an annual calendar that normally includes:
The governing body provides information on the governance arrangements in place, the work it has been undertaking in the past year and gives an assessment of the effectiveness and impact of the governing body.