The governors act as an important link between the school, Tower Hamlets Education Authority and the local community. We are ultimately responsible for the running of the school. Although we leave the day to day running of the school to Rebecca Abrahams / Nimesha Nagahawatte, we have ultimate responsibility for the curriculum, resources spending and appointment and dismissal of staff.
The governing body is the school’s legally accountable body. It is accountable for the individual school to the local authority and, if relevant, the diocese or relevant religious body. It has a strategic oversight role.
As set out in the Governance Handbook, all boards have three core functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction.
2. Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school(s) and its pupils and the effective and efficient performance management of the school.
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school(s) and making sure that its money is well spent.
Governing bodies may choose to have committees that focus on key areas of the school such as Finance & General Purposes Committee and Curriculum.& Standards committee.
The committees deal with much of the detailed work of the Governors, giving the full governing body more scope to concentrate on more strategic matters. All Governors serve on one or both of the committees, and these committees, like the governing body, meet three times each school year. Committees provide reports on their work to the full governing body.
Finance & General Purposes Committee - This committee deals with finance, staffing and premises issues. Among other things it prepares and monitors the school budget and considers value for money; approves the staffing structure and approves the pay policy; and covers health and safety and security matters.
Standards and Curriculum Committee - This committee monitors the preparation and implementation of the School Development Plan and improvement programmes; oversees the quality of teaching and learning; and considers pupil progress, including that of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, and any vulnerable groups.
Governing Body Members:
Father Tom Pyke
Safeguarding & LAC Link Governor
Nominating Authority: Governors
First Appointed: 11.07.2019
Term Start: 01.09.2023
Term End: 31.09.2027
Behaviour & Anti-Bullying Link Governor
RSE Link Governor
Nominating Authority: Parents
First Appointed: 17.10.2019
Term Start: 17.10.2019
Term End: 16.10.2023