Since joining The Small Schools Multi-Academy Trust, Anson has formed a new local governing committee. This committee continues to oversee the strategic work of Anson school and is directly responsible to The Small Schools Multi-Academy Trust board of directors.
Certain responsibilities have been delegated to the local governing committee, which are reported to the board of directors on a regular basis.
What the committee members can do:
The committee members are responsible for making sure the school is run so children are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
They are involved in:
- Supporting the direction, policies and objectives of the school
- Agreeing the school budget
- Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
- Challenging and supporting the Headteacher
What Committee Members can’t do:
The local governing committee is a group. Individual members have no powers except where the whole committee has given them a specific job to do.
The local governing committee make their decisions based on the advice of members that deal with specific issues, such as the school's curriculum, premises or finances. They don’t make decisions individually and they can’t go into schools and make demands of the Headteacher and staff.
To find out more about the local governing committee, ask any member of the governing team