The Governors of Marshland High School work in partnership with the Trustees of the West Norfolk Academies Trust. The Trustees have overall accountability for all schools in the trust and monitor the work of each school’s Governing Body. The Trustees manage finance, audit, premises and personnel issues.
The main tasks of the school’s Governing Body are:
•To provide strategic direction for the work of the school.
•To support the work of the school as a critical friend.
•To hold the school to account for the standards and quality of education it achieves.
The Full Governing Body meets three times a year, focussing on the school’s strategic plan as well as monitoring policies and legal compliance. In addition, the Achievement and Curriculum committee meets three times a year, focussing on student performance data, the curriculum and staffing.
The governors at Marshland are very proactive and take a great interest in the detail of school life. They support the school but also challenge it. Governors invite regular feedback from parents and students on how the school is run.
Becoming a School Governor
- Are you interested in the education and well-being of our young people?
- Do you have a skill or expertise to offer to a governing body?
- Are you enthusiastic and committed?
Our governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences into the Governing Body. Schools are fascinating places and being a governor can be very enjoyable and worthwhile. Our advice to new governors is to get to know the school as quickly as possible, but not to feel a need to become an expert straight away. The strength of the school governor does not lie in detailed knowledge or professional expertise but in other qualities such as tact, judgement, and a commitment to the school.
Can you think of a better way to support your local community?
If you would be interested in becoming a governor please contact:
The Clerk of Governors
Marshland High School,
Tel: 01945 584146