Governance operates at two different levels at Abbeywood Community School as it is an academy and part of The Olympus Academy Trust.
The school has its own School Improvement Committee (SIC) but this is accountable to and reports to the Board of Trustees of the Academy Trust.
One of our Governors is also Trustees on the Board of the Olympus Academy Trust and some Governors also attend the Board’s sub-committees. This means some of our Governors are directly involved in decision making at Board level, and have the opportunity to input and collaborate in all key areas that may impact schools.
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Abbeywood Community School Improvement Committee
The Governors at Abbeywood Community School work closely with the school’s Senior Leadership Team and Staff to develop the vision and aims of the school community. They seek to raise standards and achievement through the appropriate use of all available resources.
The Governors’ responsibilities are to:
- Provide strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school.
- Support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school.
- Ensure accountability for standards and quality of education in the school.
Governance is assessed by OFSTED in its Leadership and Management judgement about the school.
The School Improvement Committee consists of people from a variety of backgrounds who represent different areas of the school and local community. Each governor is appointed for a four year term with all their work being done on a voluntary basis. Currently our Governors have extensive experience in Education, Business and Technology.
Governors meet as a full team for at least six formal meetings during the school year but as well as having a commitment to attend these meetings, Governors are involved in many aspects of school life such as recruitment interviews, meetings with students and parents, lesson visits, monitoring the school improvement agenda, and meetings with staff.
Minutes of meetings are available on request by contacting the Clerk to the Local Governing Committee, via the school.
The school is always keen to hear from people who may be interested in finding out more about our work or in becoming a School Governor themselves. Initial contact can be made with the Headteacher or Chair of the Local Governing Committee via the school.
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