In partnership with the Headteacher, the Governing Body provides strategic leadership to the school.
The Governing Body at Kennel Lane School has a strong focus on three core functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its learners and for the performance management of staff
• Overseeing the financial and other resources of the school, making sure that money is well spent and that the school environment is developed and maintained
Members of the Governing Body are all volunteers. They are either appointed by another body, elected by parents/carers or co-opted by the existing governing body. There are regulations which determine the overall composition of school governing bodies but there is freedom within the regulations that allows each governing body to determine its own membership in order to best meet the needs of the school.
The composition of the Kennel Lane School Governing Body is set out in the Instrument of Governance.
The Governing Body has its own Clerk. The Clerk to Governors can be contacted via email: [email protected].
Contact with any member of the Governing Body can be made through the Clerk via this email or addressed to the school. The Clerk can also provide more information about the work of the Governing Body in the first instance.
At full meetings of the Governing Body all Governors have one vote of equal weight, Associate Governors are not entitled to vote. In the case of a tie the meeting chair has a casting vote.
At Committee Meetings all Governors have one vote of equal weight, Associate Governors have whatever voting rights are assigned to them on their appointment. In the case of a tie the meeting chair has a casting vote.