The constitution and rules governing how the Board of Directors operates is defined in the Memorandum and . The Directors have overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the and are accountable to external government agencies, including the Charity Commission, the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency (including any of their successor bodies) as well as the Bishop of Clifton.
The Directors appoint Local Governing Committees (LGC) to oversee the work of individual academies. They are a group of volunteers called Governors.
The constitution, membership and proceedings of the LGC is determined by the Directors and the sets this out as well as acknowledging the authority delegated by the Directors to the LGC to run the Academy and fulfil its mission.
Local Governance Committees have delegated responsibility for the work of a single academy within the Trust. LGCs delegated remit will be focused on holding the Headteacher to account for the quality of standards and pupil outcomes, meeting the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), ethos, wellbeing and spiritual development, attendance, safeguarding, health and safety and community engagement.
As there is a lot to do, sometimes LGCs choose to carry out their work in smaller committees and then feedback to the full Local Governing Committee meeting.
On an individual level, governors are expected to act like a 'critical friend', recognising and celebrating the achievements of the school, whilst pointing out shortcomings, striking an appropriate balance between support and challenge. They have a role to monitor the progress towards strategic priorities and targets, and that policies are correctly implemented.
Chair of Governors
The chair of the Local Governing Committee for the Rosary School is Mr Paul Kehoe. He can be contacted by emailing: email@example.com
Meet all our governors on our Meet the Rosary School Governors page.
What we do
The role of the Governors is strategic, not operational. The day-to-day running of the school is for the Co-Headteachers to manage, rather than for governors. We provide an additional layer to support their decision-making, working closely with them to determine the aims, objectives and policies of our school, in accordance with all the relevant legislations. We have three main responsibilities: (a) to set the vision and values of the school, (b) to hold the Co-Headteachers to account for the performance of the school and (c) to manage the school's finances within the allocated budget. The Governors support the school, but also monitor its work, in order challenge the School Leadership Team to maintain and improve standards for the benefit of all pupils.
How we work
We look at all the available information and make decisions on, for example, the future direction of the school and how the budget should be spent. We carry out this work through a Governing Committee. There is also a Resources sub-committee that focuses on Finance and Premises related matters. There are also sometimes working parties that focus on specific projects.
Governors are ambitious for all pupils and passionately believe that every child deserves a good education. We know that children learn when they are feel happy, safe and a valued member of a caring community. The Local Governing Committee believe that our school's strength lies in our diversity, inclusivity and caring ethos. We (governors, staff and pupils) learn and grow through our relationships with peers from different walks of life. Our non-SEND pupils benefit from the skills and expertise that our staff gain in meeting the needs of our SEND pupils. Every pupil is encouraged to reach their potential and we strive to ensure that they all leave primary school prepared academically, emotionally and socially for the next step in their education, whatever their personal talents, achievements and goals are.
The Rosary School currently has vacancies for Foundation Governors and one Parent Governor. Governors serve for a term of four years, though this term can be renewed at the end of the four-year period and Governors can resign before the end of their term of office. If you might be interested in finding out more about becoming a governor, please go to our Could you be a Governor? page and/or contact us to arrange an informal chat.
For more information on our governing board please click on the pages below.