School Governors are volunteers that are democratically elected and represent all areas of the 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’. We 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 Tanbridge House School. Whilst a high achieving school already, we work closely with the leadership team to both evolve and improve the school which aspires to be 'Exceptional Every Day'.
The main roles of the Tanbridge House School Governing body are:
- 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
- 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
If you are interested in becoming a school Governor, the documents below provide further information.Becoming a Governor A Guide to being a Parent Governor at Tanbridge House School Governors Visit Policy