The purpose of our governing body is to “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school”.
Morley’s governing body has three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The structure of the Governing Body
In September 2020 the Governing Body agreed to trial a new approach to governance for a period of 12 months, moving from a committee model to a circle model. Under the circle model the resources and learning committees are dissolved and all matters are considered by the full governing body. The Performance Management and Salary Committees remain as separate committees to monitor staff appraisal and carry out headteacher appraisal. The salary committee meets separately to consider issues around pay.
The full governing body meets six times a year, usually bi-monthly.
The governing body is made up of up to 15 governors.
- 2 elected parent governors
- 1 LA governor
- 1 headteacher
- 1 elected staff governor
- 10 co-opted governors (of which up to 3 could be members of staff).
The term of office of all governors (other than the headteacher) is four years.
We currently have vacancies for one parent governor and four co-opted governors.
|Type of Governor
|Length of Current Term of Office
|Term of Office End Date
|Cecilia Del Corso
|Chair of the Performance Management and Salary Review Committees
Inclusion, Pupil Premium, Early Years
|Finance, Sports Premium,
|Improving outcomes in Reading, Website and communications with parents
|Data, Early Years
|John Soares Winter
|Chair of Governors
|Pecuniary Register of Governors
|Attendance of Governors at Meetings
|Governor Attendance 2022-2023
Terms of Reference, Standing Orders and Code of Practice
Meeting agendas and minutes can be obtained by contacting the clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org