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The Purpose of our Governing Body

Our governing body is the accountable body for Boston High School Academy. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that the students are attending a successful academy which provides the best possible education and supports their individual well-being.

 

As set out by the Department for Education, our governing body has three core functions;

  • setting the strategic direction
  • holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

These core functions are achieved by ensuring the Boston High School academy has;

  • A clear vision and strategy for the academy
  • A clear statement of academy values
  • A clear drive to improve standards of education for all students
  • Ensured that pupil premium expenditure is focused and appropriate
  • Provided a well balanced and challenging curriculum
  • Ensured the academy promotes good behaviour to enable effective learning
  • A sound financial strategy, make the most efficient use of our resources, obtains good value for money and has robust procurement and financial systems
  • Buildings and other assets which are in good condition and they are well used
  • Effective means of communication with parents and students and that their views are sought

The governing body believes that to successfully carry out its responsibilities a framework for effective function is necessary which includes;

  • Having the right people around the table
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the governing body
  • Good chairing
  • Professional clerking
  • Good relationships based on trust
  • Knowing the school – the data, the staff, the parents, the children, the community
  • Being committed to asking challenging questions
  • Being confident to have courageous conversations in the interests of the children and young people.

 

Minutes of Governing Body Meetings

In line with the Education Act, full governor meeting minutes are available to view by contacting the Clerk to Governors. For further information, please contact the Clerk by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of: -

  • A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 Parent Governors
  • Up to 3 Staff Governors comprising up to 2 Teachers and up to 1 member of Support Staff (Staff Governors must not exceed one third of the total number of Governors)
  • The Headteacher
  • The Governing Body may appoint up to 3 Co-opted Governors
  • The Governing Body may appoint up to 8 Additional Governors

There are two committees which meet three times a year to focus on specific areas of school life:-

  • Finance, Premises & Personnel - the Finance, Personnel and Premises committee is a sub-committee of the main Board of Trustees. Its purpose is to oversee the financial, personnel and premises areas of the academy, reporting back to the governing body on a regular basis
  • Standards & Outcomes (including SEND, Pupil Premium and High Attainers) - the Standards and Outcomes committee is a sub-committee of the main Board of Trustees. Its purpose is to ensure that the Standards of Behaviour, Safety and Academic progress are monitored, challenged and supported by the Governors

Governors will strive to be available to parents at Information and Parents’ Evenings and at school events.

 

Governing Body Structure, Membership, Declarations of Interest and Meeting Attendances

 

Clerk to Governors

Miss K Ellis

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.