The Governing Board operates at strategic level with its purpose to promote high standards of educational achievement at Brightwalton School. The governors are not involved in the operational or day-to-day running of the school, this is the responsibility of the Headteacher.
The governing board has a strong focus on three core functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our governing board currently consists of 9 governors, all of whom are volunteers recruited from a combination of sources: parents, staff, local authority, local community and the church. Our governing board completes a yearly skills audit to ensure we have the right skills within the board to carry out our duties effectively.
The governing board meets at least once a term as a full body. More frequent meetings are held of committees within the governing board to continually monitor the work of the school. Our current committees are: Learning and Progress, Resources and Performance Management.
We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor and a PCC (Parochial Church Council) Governor. If you are interested please contact the Clerk to Governors via the School Office.