Governance

West Lea’s Governing Board comprises of one Local Authority-appointed Governor, one Staff Governor, two Foundation Governors, four Parent Governors (two vacancies), seven Co-opted Governors (two vacancies) and Paul Quinn, West Lea’s CEO. The Governing Board meets each term. There are also regular meetings for each of our committees, including curriculum, pupil welfare and development and resources.

All Governors are volunteers and work towards making the school better by questioning, monitoring and challenging the CEO and the staff, as well as supporting them in meeting the challenges that constantly arise in daily school life. To help them in their roles, all Governors undergo training, individually, as a team and by attending certain staff training days.

The role of a Governor is a highly responsible one, and is taken very seriously by all members of our Governing Board. We all work and give our time to try to ensure the best outcomes for all members of our school community.

School Governors come from all walks of life. There are approximately 1400 School Governors in Enfield and they form the largest volunteer force in the Borough. Individual School Governors form part of a corporate governing body, which is established in Law. Members of the Governing Board work together as a team and may not act independently. Decisions are a joint responsibility of each Governing Body as they seek to ensure that the best education possible is provided.

The Key Responsibilities of Governing Bodies Include: 

·         Working with the CEO to set the aims and objectives of the school

·         Working with the CEO to set the policies for achieving the aims and objectives

·         Monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making

·         Setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement

·         Managing the school’s budget

·         Making decisions regarding how many staff should be employed and being involved in their appointment, support and discipline

·         Ensuring that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught

·         Acting as a link between the school and its community

·         Producing an Action Plan after an Ofsted inspection and ensuring it is put into practice

·         Deciding, with the CEO, the school’s approach to meeting children’s special educational needs

·         Managing the school’s premises

·         Providing support and challenging

Co-opted Governors were appointed by the Governing Board, the staff Governor was elected by the Staff and the Parent Governors elected by the Parents.

In line with regulatory changes for schools, please see details below of individuals employed by the school earning over 100k per annum.

Individuals earning over £100k per annum

Number

£100k – £110k

1

£110k – £120k

0

Beyond £120k

0

School CFR Statement

Governors Code of Conduct

Register of Business Interests

Governors Annual Impact Statement 21-22

Instrument of Government

Attendance Register 22-23

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