Circle Model – Whole Governing Board Approach
(based upon and permission granted to use the template provided by English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Rugby)
The Governing Body works as a ‘whole team’, meeting 6 times per year, twice in each term. The first half term we hold an Executive Committee, the second half term we hold a Full Governing Body meeting.
In the Spring term we meet as a Finance Sub Committee also to coincide with the end of the financial year.
An annual planner and agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the Governing Board is required to consider, and the Governing Board will ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes. Any ‘commissioned’ working groups will have Governing Body drafted agreed terms of reference.
In addition to ‘commissioning’ activities or actions on their behalf, the Governing Body, in order to ensure its core functions are fulfilled will delegate monitoring responsibilities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’. These include the statutory required individual roles and those focused on the priorities of the School Development Plan.
In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the Governing Board at the next meeting.
There are also a number of smaller committees which convene when necessary. See these listed below.
Light Oaks Infant School