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Governors

The Governing Body at Ifield Community College

 

Angela Daniels is the Chair of Governors and can be contacted by email at ClerktoGovernors@ifieldcc.co.uk  Alternatively letters can be posted to ICC where they be forwarded on to Mrs Angela Daniels,  Chair to Governors. 
The Full Governing Body (FGB) consists of 12 Governors and one Associated Member:
  • 4 Parent Governors (2  vacancies in September 2018) 
  • 2 Staff Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor 
  • 5 Co-opted Governors 
  • 1 Associated Member

We are seeking 2 parent governors to join our governing body, please see our vacancies page for more information.

 There are 11 meetings throughout the academic year, with additional meetings as necessary. In addition there is a Finance Committee which meets four times a year and a Pay Committee which meets once a year. 

 

 What is the role of the Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for overseeing the conduct of the school.  It is the school’s accountable body who work with the Principal on the following: 

​Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the Headteacher, agreeing the school development plan which includes setting targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures

  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Principal, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school development plan

  • Reviews the school self-evaluation process and actively participates in the school development plan and any Ofsted reports. In addition it holds the Principal  to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available when required

  • For governors gain knowledge of how the school operates they need to receive training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community, for example through visits to the school during the school day

  • Governors work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the Governing body. All of our governors are required to adhere to a Code of practice.

Governor Personal Statements 

April

 2017-18 Meeting Dates

 

 

autumn

spring

summer

Full Governors' Meetings

Thursdays 6pm

6th September

11th October

1st November

6th December

3rd January

7th February

7th March

4th April

2nd May

6th June

4th July

 

autumn

spring

summer

Finance Committee 

Meetings

Thursdays 5pm

TBC

TBC

TBC

 

 Finance Committee and Terms of Reference

In addition to the Full Governoring Body meetings there is a Finance Committee which meets four times a year.

Finance Committee
Mr Rob Corbett
Mrs Angela Daniels
Mr Ritchard Burrows 

Mrs Phillipa Mallett

Mrs Charmaine Terblanche. 

 

 

Finance Commitee Terms of Reference

Membership                         

The Committee shall comprise of at least 3 Governors.

The Committee may have in addition, such non-voting members as the Governing Body shall appoint.

The Governing Body may remove or replace a member of the Committee at any time.

Quorum     

 The quorum shall be three Governors or 1/3 rounded up, whichever is the greater.

Chairman     

The Committee shall appoint a Chairman at its first meeting held in the Autumn Term of each year or in-year if a vacancy arises. In the absence of the Chair of Finance a member of the committee may chair as nominated by the Chair of Finance, or the Chair of Governors in the absence of the Chair of Finance.

Meetings     

The Committee shall meet at least once per term or otherwise as required.

Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the Education (School Government) (England) Regulation 1999.

Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations 2003

Terms of Reference 

To provide guidance and assistance to the Headteacher and the Governing Body in all matters relating to budgeting and finance.

To prepare a budget, annually, for the approval of the Governors.

To prepare and review financial policy statements, including consideration of long term planning and resources, for approval of the Governing Body.

To review the level of delegation to the Headteacher for the day-to-day financial management of the school budget, for the approval of the Governing Body.

To ensure that all financial transactions are conducted in accordance with good practice as directed by the County Council.

To ensure that best value is achieved in financial transactions.

To receive, and where appropriate, respond to periodic audit reports of public funds.

To ensure that non-public funds (e.g. school private funds) are audited annually and that a certificate of audit is presented to the Governing Body

The Principal, if he/she has chosen not to be a Governor, cannot be counted for the purpose of a quorum and cannot vote.

 

If you wish to contact a member of the governing body or have a general enquiry then contact the Clerk to the Governors, Ms Brown at ClerktoGovernors@ifieldcc.co.uk 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor please see our current vacancies, click here.