THE GOVERNORS 

What We Do

We meet as a full governing board ten times per academic year. Between us we represent parents, staff, the church, the local authority and the local community. We are all volunteers, committed to the overall aim of raising standards.

We work as part of the overall management structure of the school.

We have a responsibility for the accountability of the schools. Our function is to provide both support and challenge. Collectively we are responsible for the schools’ performance and are accountable to the local authority for compliance with legal obligations and sound financial management.

Under the Education Act of 2002, the law states: “The Governing Board shall conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.”

  • Decide the strategy for improvement.

  • Provide the Headteacher and staff with support, advice and guidance.

  • Ensure the statutory obligations and duties are met.

  • Approve budgets and ensure financial probity.

  • Ensure the health and safety of pupils and staff.

  • Monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness in each school against agreed targets and objectives.

  • Ensure the maintenance of the vision and ethos of each school, within the overarching Christian values of our foundation.

Our Instrument of Governance allows for 12 governors:

  • 2 Foundation Governors (1 Ex-Officio)

  • 2 Parent Governors 

  • 1 Headteacher

  • 1 Staff Governor

  • 1 Local Authority Governor

  • 5 Co-opted Governors 

 

Parent and Staff Governors are elected. All Governors serve a 4 year term.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors please email: chair@battlelangton.e-sussex.sch.uk

Who We Are