Orchard VA Governing Body

  1. Governing Body’s Role & Responsibilities:
  • To provide strategic Leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.
  • Ensure accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.
  • To ensure people with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity serves on the board.
  • Put in place structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
  • To ensure compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
  •  To evaluate and improve the quality and impact of governance.
  1. Aims and priorities of the School
  • Raise the educational achievement of all its pupils for all subjects through rigorous analyses of data.
  • Safety, happiness and wellbeing of all our children
  • Ensuring adherence to the DfE and LA requirements
  • Ensuring strong SMSC provision and Islamic Ethos.
  • Ensuring the vision of “excellence in education, values and building strong community links” is adhered to and enhanced.
  • Financial frameworks and accountability
  • Financial management and monitoring
  • Staffing and performance management
  • Collaborative work with other Trust Schools and settings
  • Make provision for external moderation and accountability
  1. The composition of the Board of Governors is from the following categories;
  • 7 Foundation governors: appointed by the Al-Risalah Education Trust
  • 2 Parent Governors: elected by the parents
  • 2 staff governors; Head teacher and another member  elected by staff body
  • LA governor; appointed by the Wandsworth Council
  • 2 Co-opted governors: co-opted by the governing body
  1. Committee’s structure of the Governing Body
  • Parents, Pupils and Partnerships Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  1. Publication of statutory governors’ information


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