Governing Body

Structure of the Governance of the School
 
Governing Body
 
The school is a Voluntary Aided school (under the auspices of the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education) and it reconstituted in line with the Statutory Guidance, on 27th July 2015. There are 18 Governors appointed:
a. 2 Elected Parents
b. 1 Nominated by the Local Authority (London Borough of Bromley)
c. 1 Elected member of Staff
d. The Headmaster
e. 3 Co-opted
f. 10 Foundation Governors, appointed:
i. 2 by the Lord Bishop of Rochester
ii. 2 by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education
iii. 1 by the Chapter of Southwark Cathedral
iv. 2 by the St Olave’s & St Saviour’s Schools Foundation
v. 1 by the University of London
vi. 1 by the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy
vii. 1 by the Dulwich Estate
 
The Governing Body has established a number of committees to which it delegates day to day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of the running of the school:
 
Admissions Committee
 
The day to day work of the Admissions Committee is taken directly to the Governing Body. In the event of a proposal to amend the admissions policy, a formal Admissions Committee or Working Group, as appropriate, is established.
 
Resources Committee
 
Oversight of the management and maintenance of the school premises;
Reviews proposals for capital projects and ensures best practice in procurement and implementation of works;
Provides advice and guidance on premises maintenance issues;
Lead governor responsibility for Health & Safety and monitoring of associated statutory requirements (eg Fire safety, Legionella etc).
Initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up by the school;
Ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control;
Agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding.
 
The Chair is Mr S Carr
 
Curriculum/Personnel Committee
 
Ensures the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum;
Reviews term dates and the length of the school day;
Receives reports of faculty reviews and monitors the Link Governor scheme;
Reviews school performance data and ensures lessons learnt are addressed;
Provides strategic advice and guidance on staffing and personnel issues;
Reviews proposals for the promotion of staff.
 
The Chair is Mrs A Fabian
 
A number of further committees are established as and when required, including Pupil and Staff Discipline and Appeals.