The school’s Board of governors, who hold overall responsibility for the school, have a duty to:

  • determine the vision of the school
  • ensure the school meets its statutory requirements
  • know the strengths and weaknesses of the school
  • provide support and challenge to the leadership of the school

Please see the current MAP document for information about our school governors

The Board comprises: 6 governors who are appointed by the sponsor (the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship); 2 elected parent governors; 2 teachers governors; 3 co-opted governors; the sponsor lead; the Principal. The Board meets 4 times in the school year . In addition, governors meet in January to review the previous year and in May they have a strategic planning day. Following the AGM, governors meet with members of the Association in an Open Forum when members can raise any concerns with governors.

There are a series of governance Committees that meet regularly to deal with issues in greater detail. Each Committee produces a summative report for the Board that includes any decisions that the Committee has made.  These reports form part of the Board minutes.   The Committees act as an umbrella for the various working groups that come into being as the need arises. These working groups play a crucial role in advising and making recommendations to the Committees.

Governors’ DIARY for the school year 2015 – 16


Board meetings (1.30 – 4.00, usually in the Eurythmy Room)



Date tbc



(3.30 – 6.00)




Board meeting + visit to classrooms during the morning

Board meeting – sign off last year’s accounts

Christmas lunch with all staff

Board meeting followed by visioning/strategic planning meeting

Board meeting , followed by supper, AGM at 7.30 + Governor’s Open Forum

Board meeting

Meet with teachers at 16.00

Board meeting – sign off next year’s budget




Copies of the agenda, signed minutes and relevant papers considered at Board meetings are available for inspection by any interested person.  Please note the governors may exclude any item any material relating to—

(a) a named person who works, or who it is proposed should work, at the school;

(b) a named pupil at, or candidate for admission to, the school; or

(c) any other matter that, by reason of its nature, the governing body is satisfied should remain confidential.
Please contact the school directly or email the clerk on the address shown below.
Further details about governance are available from the clerk:

Governance Map


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