Our Governing Body
The school has a governing body of twelve members, made up of three elected parent governors, one local authority governor, one member of staff, one headteacher governor and six co-opted governors. The Chair of Governors is Peter Freeman. There are currently 1 vacancy for a co-opted governor.
The Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims and objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.
Governors must support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions. Our handbook for governors is available below.
Some functions are delegated to committees. We have two committees, Resources Committee and Education and Learning Committee.
Education and Learning Committee
Chair: Gillian Burns
This committee's role includes:
- to consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum
- to monitor and evaluate the progress of the school improvement plan
- to ensure the school is effectively responding to the requirements set out by Ofsted and HMI
Chair: Chris Piper
This committee's role includes:
- to establish and maintain an up to date financial plan
- to make decisions on expenditure and to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year
- to establish a Pay Policy
- to draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Head Teacher
This committee also functions as the Pay Committee when appropriate.
The full terms of reference for the committees can be found below.
Meetings - Autumn Term
Education and Learning Committee: Wednesday 23 October 2019 - 3.30pm
Resources Committee: Tuesday 26 November 2019 - 3.30pm
Full Governing Body: Tuesday 17 September 2019 - 5pm, Wednesday 11 December 2019
Meetings - Spring Term
Education and Learning Committee: Tuesday 21 January 2020 - 3.30pm
Resources Committee: Wednesday 26 February 2020 - 3.30pm
Full Governing Body: Tuesday 17 March 2020 - 5pm
Meetings - Summer Term
Education and Learning Committee: Wednesday 13 May 2020 - 3.30pm
Resources Committee: Tuesday 23 June 2020 - 3.30pm
Full Governing Body: Wednesday 8 July 2020 - 5pm
Clerk to Governors
The Clerk to Governors is Sheila Walker.
In Education we use a lot of acronyms as shorthand for terms we use regularly, and sometimes we forget that not everyone knows what we are talking about. For example, we all talk about INSET days, but how many people know that this stands for In-Service Education and Training? The document below provides a list of acronyms and their meanings.
|Coombe Road Link Governors and Committee Members 2019-20.pdf||Download|
|Coombe Road Instrument of Government Mar 15 (1).pdf||Download|
|Education and Learning Committee Terms of Reference 2019-20.pdf||Download|
|Governors Handbook 2018-20 .pdf||Download|
|List of Acronyms used in Education.pdf||Download|
|Resources Committee Terms of Reference 2019-20 .pdf||Download|
|STATUTORY_Scheme of Delegation_19-20_GOVS.pdf||Download|