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29/11/22

Sounding beautiful, too. Can’t wait! https://t.co/5uHn5Ey2FE

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29/11/22

Amazing from the girls! ⚽️ https://t.co/MCkj4XHnza

29/11/22

Our art display ready for the Pirbright Art Club Annual Exhibition this weekend at Lord Pirbright’s Hall 🎨 https://t.co/lXjuW05aPq

29/11/22

Thank you to FOPS for an amazing Winter Fair on Friday night! The laser show was fabulous! https://t.co/8lItUwVFWp

29/11/22

Year 9 continue to plant our hedgerow with - more carbon stored, more flooding prevented, more biodiversity, more shade and lots of fun!💚🌿🙌🏻 https://t.co/SlD6weFGZQ

29/11/22

Thanks to Year 6’s Christmas card factory this afternoon who have made 71 cards for the local community on behalf of The Pirbright Trust! https://t.co/1kbdq4wHyF

29/11/22

This half term, as part of their Human Body topic, Year 2 have been learning about skeletons, why we have them and what their purpose is. Here they are drawing what they have learnt. https://t.co/zWoTZxuNsm

29/11/22

Then it was on to New Haw for the Christmas lights event where the band played prior to the big switch on. Joseph A from the band was also selected to help push the button! Well done to everyone for such wonderful performances. https://t.co/ry3tm0EB8S

29/11/22

Our amazing choir and concert band were out supporting community events on Saturday. In the morning they were at West Byfleet Junior School Christmas Fair providing some festive songs and tunes for the families who attended. https://t.co/TAeOqDIJ3o

28/11/22

Last few tickets available for Wednesday 🎟 https://t.co/aRKcoLCAtK

28/11/22

Retweeted From George Abbot Music

Rehearsals in full swing for our concerts on Wednesday and Thursday with ! https://t.co/e6dpLzngR6

28/11/22

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28/11/22

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....in the LRC! Mrs Churcher has created a wonderfully festive display, showcasing some wintery reads that are perfect for students to curl up with on a cold wintery evening. https://t.co/7LdmXPeeQZ

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Trust Governance

We believe that the best people to govern our schools are their own governing bodies - people who are local to them, know them well, care about the students and have the appropriate professional skills.

 

The board of trustees oversees several committees to conduct its work in depth, inviting additional professionals to these committees to assist.

Local Governing Bodies (LGBs)

The board of trustees believes in the importance of establishing a Local Governing Body (LGB) to oversee each school within the trust, in pursuit of the trust's vision and values, learning from best practice and taking into account the local community context.

Their core purpose is to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Oversee the school’s financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent

The trust's scheme of delegation describes their delegated powers, with further detail in their terms of reference.

  • LGBs are to reflect the view of their stakeholders and therefore include representation from parents, staff and the community
  • LGB members are recruited for a 3-4 year term, on a skillset basis
  • Minutes and supporting papers are made available to the trustees and executive team
  • Membership of LGBs is published on our school websites

LGBs will find that many of their more ‘bureaucratic’ duties (e.g. policy writing) will be carried out by the Trust, freeing up more of their time to focus on learning and teaching.

Governance Leaders Group (GLG)

All Chairs of Governors and Chairs of Committees of the Board meet every term to improve the effectiveness of governance, through:

  • Two-way communication between the board of trustees and the Local Governing Bodies (“communication”)
  • Consultative strategic conversation (“strategic consultation”)
  • Self-evaluation and training (“reflection”)

As set out in their terms of reference, the Governance Leaders Group will be responsible for implementing standards in governance effectiveness, guided by the DfE Governance Handbook.

This will involve (but is not limited to):

  • Strategic Leadership: clarifying the trust's vision, ethos and strategy
  • Accountability: for educational standards and financial performance
  • People: e.g. ensuring that skills audits are undertaken on a regular basis, that the governor training programme is tailored to their needs and that succession planning is in place
  • Structures: ensuring that roles and responsibilities are appropriate and effective
  • Compliance: understanding statutory and contractual requirements
  • Evaluation: e.g. of external reviews of governance, schools causing concern and Ofsted outcomes