Meetings of the full Governing Body take place 6 times a year (once each half term). Meetings are held on Wednesdays, alternating between a 4pm and a 7pm start, except for the final meeting of the year which is held at 6pm and concludes with dinner at a local restaurant to which members of the school Leadership Team are also invited.
The Governors have three standing committees - Premises, Curriculum and Finance - which also meet once each half term. These meetings are all held on one Monday, with Premises at 8:15am, Curriculum at 4pm and Finance at 7pm. The Premises Committee has an additional meeting at the start of each long term (September, January and April) for a Walk-Around to examine the fabric of the building.
In addition to staff governors, all three committees have staff as ex officio members. Mr Linton (Site Manager) belongs to the Premises Committee, members of the Leadership Team attend all meetings of the Curriculum Committee, and Mrs Corr(School Business Manager) is part of the Finance Committee. In this way staff expertise is shared with the governors, and the governors have the opportunity to speak directly to the members of staff concerned with their area of responsibility.
Additionally all Governors are members of either the First or the Appeals Committee. Meetings of the First Committee are called when required (for example to discuss school staffing). Should there be any resulting disputes, an appeals panel would be able to be formed from the remaining Governors.
Part I minutes are readily available on request via the Clerk to Governors who can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org