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Structure and Membership of Cherry Orchard's Governing Body

 

CONSTITUTION


A governing body is made up of Local Authority, parent, staff and co-opted governors from which a Chair and Vice Chair are elected.

In July 2015, the structure of Cherry Orchard’s Governing Body was reconstituted in line with new regulations. Cherry Orchard’s Governing Body now consists of:

- Two Parent Governors (elected)
- One Local Authority Governor
- One Head Teacher
- One Staff Governor (elected)
- Five Co-opted Governors

- Three Associate Governors

Co-opted governors can be parents, staff or community governors but the proportion of staff on a governing body, including the Head, cannot exceed one third of the total.

A Chair of Governors and a Vice Chair are elected from the parent, Local Authority and co-opted governors. Governors also choose, or are appointed, to serve on various committees.  Meetings are clerked by an appointed Clerk to the Governors.  In addition to Full Governing Body meetings, we also have the following committee meetings:

  • Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee
  • Safeguarding and Health & Safety Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Head Teacher’s Performance Review Committee
  • Committees such as the Redundancy Committee and Exclusions Committee are convened as the need arises

Committee meetings are clerked by an appointed Clerk to the Governors.