Children, Families & Culture Cabinet Member – Minutes – 21 May 2019

1 (1) LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report considering the recommendation of a candidate to serve as local authority (LA) governor on the governing body of Belton All Saints CE Primary School.

Governing bodies were the key strategic decision-making body for schools. It was the governing body’s role to set a school’s strategic framework and to ensure that all statutory duties were met.  The Department for Education identified three main duties, which were:

• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
• holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
• overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

When a LA governor vacancy occurred, the relevant governing body identified the necessary skills, knowledge and experience that would be required of the successful candidate(s).   All potential applicants (including re-appointments) were required to complete an application form identifying their skills, knowledge and experience.   The LA nominated suitable candidates to the school and the governing body decided whether the nominee met their requirements.  The governing body may choose to reject or appoint the candidate accordingly.

Resolved – That the applicant detailed in Appendix 1, Table 3 of the report, be nominated for appointment to the governing body of Belton All Saints CE Primary School, subject to the relevant DBS checks.