Governance

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

INFORMATION ON THE INTERIM EDUCATION BOARD MEMBERS AND MEETINGS

The 2015 Governors’ Handbook, published by the Department for Education, states that school governing bodies ‘are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

The role of the governors is to provide challenge and support to ensure that each child has appropriate, high – quality education. Our team is made up of a variety of skilled and committed individuals, some with more specific areas of responsibility.

Following the resignation of 10 members of the 12 Governors across Beaufort and Langley Schools an Interim Education Board was appointed in November 2022

The Interim Education Board of Beaufort and Langley meets monthly as a Full Board to deliver the three core strategic functions of school governors:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

OUR INTERIM EDUCATION BOARD

HOW DO WE WORK?

Beaufort School is in a hard federation with Langley school and consequently has one Interim Education Board.  Both schools are designated schools for pupils with cognition and learning disabilities and together they cater for the full range of learning disability.

IEB members visit the school, both formally and informally, and this gives them a good insight into the day to day running of the establishment, as well as helping them in their role as ‘critical friends’. The School Development Plan, reviewed annually, is closely monitored by the IEB members. The IEB attend training, which is provided both by the local authority and by the Learning Trust for Excellence.  Their attendance at meetings is monitored, although all of our members are dedicated to the schools.

OUR CONSTITUTION

MORE INFORMATION

We are awaiting information about the constitution of our IEB from the Local Authority

We also have 2 associate governors, who provide skills and expertise, but cannot vote.

IEB MEMBERS

MEMBERS OF THE INTERIM EDUCATION BOARD

Beaufort School is in a hard federation with Langley school and consequently has one Interim Education Board.  Both schools are designated schools for pupils with cognition and learning disabilities and together they cater for the full range of learning disability.

IEB members visit the school, both formally and informally, and this gives them a good insight into the day to day running of the establishment, as well as helping them in their role as ‘critical friends’. The School Development Plan, reviewed annually, is closely monitored by the members of the IEB.  Governors attend training, which is provided both by the local authority and by the Learning Trust for Excellence.  Their attendance at meetings is monitored, although all of our IEB members are dedicated to the schools.

 

Members of our IEB

Andrew Collyer

Denise Fountain

Lauren Halliday

Sharon Wells

Barry Hunt

Sue Bailey

Claire Williams

 

Beaufort-IEB-Members

OUR CONSTITUTION

MORE INFORMATION

More information on the constitution of the IEB is coming soon

GOVERNOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND IMPACTS

``RECOGNISING OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION``

The achievements of the governing body for the past year can be summarised as follows:

  • Strategic vision for the federation – 5 year plan directly linked to individual schools’ development plans (see download)
  • improved learning environments – Beaufort resources and facilities brought downstairs for improved access and stability, Langley Forest Schools outdoor classroom.
  • Improved learning provision – occupational therapy provision provided at Beaufort and Langley.
  • Increased provision for pupils with cognition and learning disabilities across the North and East of the city
  • Partnership Working – LTE governor working party, collaboration with collocated mainstream partners through building and planning, development of a training plan for governors.

IEB MEETINGS

GOVERNANCE MEETINGS AND MINUTES

The IEB meets monthly as a full board

IEB members also regularly visit both schools to monitor key aspects of school development and provide support and challenge to the schools.

GOVERNOR LINKS AND DOWNLOADS

IMPORTANT POLICIES AND INFORMATION

A full list of policies and official IEB documents and downloads will be available soon