It meets each half term, so that is six meetings every school year. There are two committees: the Resources Committee, which deals with finance, staffing, health and safety and premises issues, and the Achievements Committee, which monitors and evaluates the delivery of the curriculum, pupils’ learning and progress. They also meet each half term. Governors are members of one of these committees.
There are also smaller committees and working groups which review areas such as the school development plan, staff pay and performance management, deal with safeguarding, communication and work with the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Harrow Council on the school’s new build.
Individual governors are also linked to particular aspects of the school, including Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Special Educational Needs, Early Years, Able Gifted and Talented Pupils, Pupil Premium and Attendance.
- • As well as attending the regular governing body and committee meetings, governors
- meet regularly with senior leaders and middle managers
- • undertake learning walks and visits to meet staff and pupils, seeing at first-hand how the school works
- • organise opportunities to meet parents and the wider community
- • keep up to date with new legislation and education changes through reading and research
- • undertake regular training organised by the Harrow School Improvement Partnership (HSIP), the Association of Harrow Governing Bodies (AHGB) and the National College for Teaching and Leadership.