The Format & Role of AMF Governing Body

Format of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is made up of several different categories of Governors.  The different categories of Governors on our Governing Body are:

  • Parent Governors who have a child in the Federation at the time of their election, and are elected by the parents with children in the Federation
  • Staff Governors who are members of staff at the Federation and are elected by their colleagues
  • Co-opted Governors are appointed on to the Governing Body by the other members because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school
  • Local Authority (LA) Governors who are nominated by the local Councillor and appointed by the Governing Body
  • the Headteacher is a member of the governing body by right of the position they hold in the school
  • Associate Members are not actually Governors but can be appointed to serve on committees. They do not have the right to vote at meetings of the Full Governing Body but may been given voting rights on the committees that they are a member of; these rights can only be given by the Full Governing Body
  • Some governors have additional responsibilities – Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs & Health & Safety
  • The term of office for all Governors & Associate Members is 4 years (with the exception of the Headteacher).  At the end of each Governor’s term, their position will be advertised as a vacancy or re-appointed by the FGB as relevant, depending on their category of Governor.  The existing Governor has the right to re-stand (if they remain eligible) or stand-down as per their personal wishes.  The process for election/appointment will follow that contained within the Clerks Handbook.

All Governors, except Associate Governors, attend the meetings of the Full Governing Body (FGB) & are allocated to several different committees; each committee monitors the progress of each of the 3 schools against the School Improvement Plan and also has its own individual remit.

Both the FGB and the committees meet every half term, with the committees meeting first and then feeding back into the meetings of the FGB (see Meeting Dates for details). 

The different committees our governing body has are:

  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment
  • Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
  • Finance

 

If you have any queries relating to AMF Governing Body, please do not hesitate to contact Brian Cooper, Chair of Governors or the Clerk to the Governing Body, Kerry Cooper, by leaving a message at any of the schools or by email:

chair@alston.cumbria.sch.uk

clerk@alston.cumbria.sch.uk