The Fullbrook Governing Body, comprising elected Parents, Staff, and members of the local community, has the responsibility of monitoring all aspects of School Standards.
The governance of Fullbrook within the GEP is explained in the Scheme of Delegation.
The Local Governing Body has responsibility for the overall effective management of the Academy. It acts within the framework of national legislation and policies set out by the Local Authority. They do not make day to day decisions on the running of the Academy as this is the responsibility of the Headteacher.
They meet regularly through the term to discuss all main aspects of Academy life. Their aim is to maintain and improve the standards at Fullbrook and to ensure the Academy is teaching a broad and balanced curriculum in line with national standards.
The Governing Body’s work can be divided into three key areas:
- Setting the Academy’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.
- Monitoring and evaluating performance and to support and challenge the Headteacher in managing the Academy.
- Ensuring that the Academy is accountable to the children and parents/carers it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.
Our purpose is to ensure that students thrive at Fullbrook and reach their full potential, whatever their background or home circumstances. We make this possible through supporting the inspiring leadership and effective management from the Principal and her team; through the quality-focused commitment of the teachers and by ensuring Fullbrook provides a safe, respectful and positive culture and environment for learning. We are committed to providing consistent support to the school, and expect our Governors to ensure their contributions meet this.
The Term of Office for any Governor is four years, although a Governor may choose to resign prior to the end of their term. Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, and elections are held for the positions of Parent and Staff Governor. Several of the school’s Senior Leadership Team are regular contributors to our meetings.
Governors are assigned to a committee that best suits their skills. Currently the main committees are: Finance & Operations; Standards, Progress & Safeguarding; Performance Data Review; Admissions and Pay Review.
We need to keep ourselves familiar with what it’s actually like in the school, so those of us who are not Staff Governors try to make sure that we work closely with a specific faculty, or have responsibility for a particular project. Regular training from school staff and external experts ensure we are kept up to date with the latest changes in education policy and its impact on the school. This, together with valuable guidance on what being a good and effective Governor means, is also available to Governors.