Governance at Broadwater School

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All Governing Bodies have three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

At Broadwater School we do not delegate authority to sub-committees. Instead, The Full Governing Body meets twice a term, focusing on Resources and Raising Standards as well as any other business relevant at that time. Meetings concentrate on each main area according to its priority in the governance review programme.

The Governing Body agrees assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting which are recorded in the minutes. The Governing Body can also delegate monitoring activities to individuals or pairs. This can apply to statutory functions, the priorities of the School Improvement Plan and national or local priorities. In each case where a function has been delegated there is a duty to report any action or decision to the Governing Body at the next agreed meeting. Minutes of meetings are available for inspection. Please apply to the Clerk to the Governors. 

An Annual General Meeting is held each November if a minimum of 15 parents request a meeting. 

Contact the Governors

Any correspondence should be addressed to the school, via the Clerk, marked “for the attention of the Chairman of Governors”.

Email Clerk to the Governors:

Governing Body Members

Governors are one of the largest groups of volunteers in the country. Broadwater governors are appointed or elected from a range of stakeholder groups in specified numbers according to our constitution; the Headteacher is an ex officio member of the Governing Body. The term of office for all governors, except the Headteacher, is four years.

The Broadwater Governing Body is currently made up of 9 governors (pending Local Authority approval) appointed or elected from the following groups: staff, Local Authority, parents and co-opted governors (appointed by the Governing Body).

Useful Guides:

Governor Competency Framework

Governance Handbook