The Edge Schools’ Federation

Governance of The Edge Schools Federation

Governors Attendance 22/23

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests 22/23

FGB Minutes of Meeting Summer 23

FGB Minutes of Meeting Spring 23

Minutes of Meeting Autumn 22

 

Governors Roles & Terms of Office  

Letter from the Chair of Governors Dec 23 

Letter from the Chair of Governors May 2023

Letter from Chair of Governors November 22

Letter from the Chair of Governors July 22

Letter from the Chair of Governors April 22 

Letter from the Chair of Governors November 21 

End of Term Letter Summer 21 from the Chair of Governors

Letter from the Chair of Governors October 2019 

Letter from the Chair of Governors Summer 2019

Letter from the Chair of Governors Spring 2019

Letter from the Chair of Governors July 18

The Governors monitor the performance of the schools in our Federations. They protect the interests of the school and its children, offer guidance and support and promote good communication with all parents. They work with school staff to oversee the curriculum, manage its finances and ensure that all aspects of the school's provision are of a consistently high standard.

The Governing Bodies act as a critical friend of the schools.  They work closely with the Headteachers and make decisions collectively as a team. They conduct their business through meetings, using relevant documents and advice from the Headteachers for guidance. We are fortunate to have extremely committed and skilled Governing Bodies, who take a keen interest in our Federations' continued development and success.

As the schools of The Edge Schools’ Federation are local authority maintained schools, our Governing Body consists of a mixture of staff, parents, community, foundation, Local Authority and associate Governors. All of which are on the Main Governing Body and, other than Associate Governors, have equal voting rights. The Governing Bodies meet once a term as whole bodies, and at least once a term in committees.

The legal responsibilities of the Governing Bodies are to:

  • Help raise standards of education and achievement
  • Plan the school’s future direction
  • Take general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Manage the school budget, including staff numbers and pay
  • Make sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, and that National Curriculum is taught
  • Set targets of achievement
  • Report National Curriculum assessments and examination results to parents
  • Decide how the school encourages pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • Making sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs
  • They are accountable to parents and the wider community for the school’s performance
  • Draw an action plan after an Ofsted inspection
  • Appoint the Headteacher and participate in the appointment of senior staff
  • Regulate staff conduct and discipline

For more information on how to become a school governor click on the link below, contact the chair of governors Mrs Amber Byrne or contact your school office. 

Be a school governor or trustee - National Governance Association (nga.org.uk)

To contact the Chair of Governors please email simon.james@taw.org.uk or through your school office. Parent Governors may also be contacted via your school office.

Governor meeting minutes are available on request. Please contact your school office to receive a copy.