The Governing Body
Welcome, my name is James Blackhurst and I am the Chair of Governors for The Governing Body. We comprise of representatives from all three partnership schools - Holmwood, Ashbrook and Two Mile Ash – and includes parents and staff, as well as the local community. All of our work for the school is voluntary and unpaid.
Governors are all volunteers. We are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. We strive to promote school improvement and support the leaders and the staff of the school in their work.
The role of The Governing Body is crucial in driving continuous school development and particularly focuses on ensuring the strategic direction, educational progress, safety and community engagement of all within our school community.
We bring our experience and knowledge from outside of education. We attend training provided by the Inspiring Futures through Learning Trust to expand and develop our knowledge of all aspects of education to enable us to fully support all three schools within the Partnership. We visit the classrooms to increase our understanding of how children learn. Each Governor holds a particular link role that allows focus in that area.
The Governing Body is accountable to the Board of Trustees of IFtL (Inspiring Futures through Learning) for the way our schools are run and as such, are part of a wider governance structure of IFtL. Details of this wider structure are available at IFtL’s governance page.
Whilst Governors form part of the strategic leadership of schools, we are not expected to get involved in the day to day running; the Headteachers and senior school leaders are responsible for the internal organisation and management.
Being a governor is an exciting role that delivers real impact within our community and for all children and of which we are proud.
To contact the Governors directly, kindly use the contact us page.