Governing Body at Uffculme School
Uffculme School is part of the Uffculme Academy Trust and overall responsibility for the governance of all schools within the trust lies with the Board of Directors. The Trust’s mission is to provide outstanding educational experiences to all the children and young people who are educated within the Trust. More information about the trust can be found at http://www.uffculmetrust.org
Local Governing Bodies (LGB) provide oversight and scrutiny for each of the schools within the Trust and are made up of Governors who are recruited locally. Their work resembles that of the governing bodies of maintained schools and is set within the vision, values and policies defined by the Trust. The LGB chair is appointed by the Board of Directors.
A scheme of delegation sets out the different roles played by the Trust and the LGBs and Terms of Reference describe the work of the LGB as well as the Trust’s Board and Committees.
The overall purpose of the LGB is:
a. To ensure all students within the academy have access to a high quality education provision in line with the shared vision.
b. To monitor the implementation of the development/improvement plan of individual academies within the Trust, ensuring that it is delivering against agreed strategic and local objectives; moving the academies and the Trust as a whole towards achieving and sustaining a regulatory judgement of outstanding in all areas.
c. To ensure that the academic and wellbeing needs of students are being met effectively through the design and delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum which, through use of personalised, developmental support, helps to maximise each student’s success and enjoyment.
d. To ensure all students are safeguarded.
e. To ensure the Trust’s collective published admission number (PAN) is full.
LGB meetings are open, and if you were interested to see how the LGB works, you would be welcome to attend. If you would like to attend a meeting, or if you want to contact the Governing Body for any reason, please contact Liz Mitchell (tel: 01884 840458 extension 201 or email: MitchellL@uffculmeschool.net).
The Governing Body is always interested in hearing the views of parents, pupils and staff.
Information on each member of the LGB is given below