Governors are volunteers democratically elected, and represent all areas of the school community. This means that the interests of the students are at the heart of all that we do.
We care about our school and because of our varied backgrounds we, as a governing body, are the School’s ‘critical friend’, and support the Headteacher and his staff in the running of the school and its policies. At the same time, we bring an independent perspective, and try to ensure that the interests of the local community are taken into account.
We are very proud of our school and its amazing progress. We are looking forward to the schools continuing improvement and development.
The views of the Governors are taken seriously and listened to. Should you wish to contact us, please feel free to do so via the Clerk to the Governors, Tanbridge House School, Farthings Hill, Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1SR or email.
The main roles of the Tanbridge House School Governing body:
to provide strategic direction for the school
to act as a critical friend to the headteacher (who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school)
to ensure accountability of the school team
work in partnership with the headteacher and his staff to:
• promote high standards of educational attainment
• agree the School Improvement Plan
• set an annual budget detailing planned spending
• approve a staffing structure
• make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught, and report on students' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
• draw up an annual action plan
• produce school policies
• appoint staff
• ensure the health & safety of students and staff
• develop the strategic plan for the school, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability
• deal with complaints against the school