“The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.”
‘Together We Govern’
“Boards must be ambitious for all children and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focussed on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.”
All Transform Schools have a local governance structure designed to meet the needs of the school. These local governing boards fulfil the same core functions of the Trust Board but for their own school, i.e.
For Transform Governors we look for the following characteristics as we believe these will help them be successful in their role:
We produce a range of documents to support our Governors in their work, this includes:
We produce regular ‘GovernorTalks’ which help keep our Governors informed of School, Trust and national updates.
Annual Governor of the Year Award
Each year we acknowledge and celebrate the work of our Governors which is included as part of our Children’s Awards ceremony. In 2017-2018, this award went to Alistair Macnaughtan, Governor at South Wilford Endowed for his commitment and dedication to the school.
Governors from all Trust schools meet once every term, these meetings are a valuable forum for sharing news and experiences as well as providing an opportunity to update their knowledge and understanding of changes in policy and practice that impact their role in school. These meetings have proved to be a valuable source of support to Governors in their role giving them a sense of purpose and providing them with a wider network of colleagues.