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Governing Body

Welcome to the Governor section of our Website.

Academy Governance

Our Academy has two layers of governance: the members of the Trust, who operate at a strategic level (they are the owners of the company, rather like shareholders) and the governors (who together make up the Governing Body) who have the responsibilities delegated to them by the Academy Trust. The constitution of an academy is set out in its Articles of Association which are agreed with the Secretary of State.

The Governing Body is composed of up to 12 representatives from the Church, local community, school and parents. As a critical friend, the Governing Body offers support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. Governors are responsible for establishing the aims and policies of the school, setting and implementing the school budget, and ensuring that the curriculum is taught. They set targets for the school and ensure the implementation of these targets. They visit the school regularly and act as a link between parents, the Church, and the school.

All governors welcome feedback and suggestions from Parents, Carers and other stakeholders. Any correspondence received will be promptly dealt with at the next Governing Body meeting and the outcome reported back to respective parents.

St Matthias Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, Governors and volunteers to share in this commitment. As such, we insist all Governors have a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

All Governors can be contacted by letter via the school office.

A full Governor Database with attendance information can be found by clicking on the following links below.

Committees and Working Groups

The Local Governing Body meets as a whole group each half term where the governors are updated and ask questions.  There are also smaller sub-committees groups who meet regularly; Education and Standards Committee, Resources and Finance Committee and Student Citizenship, Welfare and Pastoral Care Committee. Each of these sub-committee groups focus on specific aspects of the School Development Plan to ensure the school is making good progress, focusing on our school vision and pupil progress.

Please click on the link below to access the Scheme of Delegation for the academic year 2019-2020 as agreed by Governors