The Governing Body is constituted is constituted by an Instrument of Government made by the Archdiocese of Southwark. The Instrument sets out the categories, numbers and terms of office of governors:
The governing body sets the strategic direction, the vision and the ethos of the school. In doing so it has a number of key responsibilities:
The governors carry out these functions through its termly full meetings, visits to the school and the work of its three principle committees:
Other committees are put together to deal with other functions including Pay Review Appeal (PRA), Complaints, Grievances, Pupil Discipline, Reorganisation as and when needed. Additionally there are named governors alongside an independent advisor for the Headteachers’ Performance and Salary Review committee (HTPSR).
Governors along with staff members who regularly attend meetings of the governing body and its committees must declare any business or personal interest that might influence any decision they may make especially in financial matters. Any governor with such an interest must declare it annually and notify the school of any changes that occur. Where there is a conflict of interest the governor must withdraw from the meeting and take no part in the discussions or vote. The agenda of each meeting requires governors and non-governors present to declare any interest they may have in any of the items to be discussed. Both Heads of School attend all meetings as advisors The School Business Manager from St James the Great along with the Finance Officer for St John’s attend the Finance and Resources Committee meetings.
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