Governors

Arbour Vale School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which has been given certain delegated responsibilities by the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) Board of Directors through a Scheme of Delegation.

Some of the LGB’s key responsibilities are:

Setting the strategic direction of the school by:

– Ensuring the values, aims and objectives for the school are aligned to those of OHCAT
– Implementing the policy framework for achieving the agreed aims and objectives
– Setting statutory targets
– Agreeing the school improvement strategy

Challenging and supporting the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

– The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
– Progress towards targets
– The implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
– The budget and the staffing structure

Ensuring accountability by:

– Monitoring the school’s self-evaluation documentation
– Responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
– Holding the Head to account for the performance of the school
– Ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
– Making information available to the community

The LGB generally meets once a term and comprises of people from the community with relevant skills and experience, parent and staff governors.

Additionally, the LGB has established a Pay Committee comprised of the Chair of the LGB and two further governors – these will    be the HR portfolio holder and the Finance portfolio holder unless circumstances do not permit. The Pay Committee meets once a year to consider the Headteacher’s salary recommendations for all teaching staff, and to ensure that all pay decisions have been made in line with OHC&AT’s Pay Policy and OHC&AT’s Appraisal Policy

 

 

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