GOVERNANCE OF THE STEINER ACADEMY HEREFORD
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)
(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
Meet with teachers at 16.00
Board meeting – sign off next year’s budget
Teaching & Learning Committee (GovTeachingCommittee@steineracademyhereford.eu) meets with ALT on Mondays at 15.45 -17.30. Dates: 14 Sept ‘15; 23 Nov ‘15; 18 Jan ‘16; 29 Feb ‘16; 25 April ‘16; 13 June ‘16 .
Admissions Committee (GovAdmissionsCommittee@steineracademyhereford.eu) meets when the need arises
Personnel Committee (GovPersonnelCommittee@steineracademyhereford.eu) meets on Wednesdays at 16.00. Dates: 16 Sept ’15; 18 Nov ’15; 20 Jan ’16; 24 Feb ’16; 20 April ’16; 15 June ’16.
Finance Committee (GovFinanceCommitttee@steineracademyhereford.eu) meets on Thursdays at 13.30. Dates: 17 Sept ’15; 19 Nov ’15; 14 Jan ’16; 25 Feb ’16; 21 April ’16; 9 June ‘16
Premises Committee (GovPremisesCommittee@steineracademyhereford.eu) meets on Tuesdays at 16.30 on 15 Sept; 17 Nov; 12 Jan 2016; 23 Feb; 26 April; 7 June.
Communications Committee (GovCommunicationsCommittee@steineracademyhereford.eu) meets at least 2 weeks before board meetings
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: firstname.lastname@example.org