Welcome to the Governing Board of Roundwood Park School
The Governing Board has four strategic functions:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- To hold the headteacher and the senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of Roundwood Park School and its students, and the performance management of staff
- To oversee the financial performance of Roundwood Park School and to make sure money is well spent
- To ensure other key stake holders get their voices heard
Governors are all trained volunteers, with the Governing Board representing the schools key stakeholders: elected staff, elected parents and the local community (mainly local people with particular skills and knowledge to contribute). All Governors are elected for a fixed term of office of 4 years. The Governing Board provides specialist knowledge and skills to help develop the school and provide support for the teachers and staff.
Roundwood Park School has the following Governors:
- 6 Parent Governors
- Up to 3 Staff Governors
- Up to 6 Community Governors
- 2 Member Governors
The Governing Board is divided into 3 committees:
- Resources: to review the management of the resources of the school (finances, personnel and premises), to ensure that these resources are effectively deployed and to advise the governing board on all related matters.
- Standards & Curriculum: to consider all matters relating to student learning and achievement and the effectiveness of the curriculum of the school.
- Students, Families & Community: to review all matters relating to the welfare of the students of the school, their families and the wider community.
The committees enable the Governing Board to monitor activities in school and do its best to be a critical friend. Both the committees and Full Governing Board meet twice every term. As well as attending the meetings, Governors enjoy visiting the school during the working day to develop their understanding of the school and to talk with the staff and students.
In addition, Governors take a special interest in specific areas of school activity such as Child Protection, Special Educational Needs, GDPR, Pupil Premium and Health and Safety. In each case, one member of the Governing Board leads on the issue and works with the relevant Roundwood Park School senior staff member to monitor developments and compliance with statutory requirements.
If you require more information on any aspect of school life, we invite you to contact the school using the details provided. If you wish to contact a governor, please email us at email@example.com and write to us c/o Roundwood Park School, Roundwood Park, Harpenden, AL5 3AE.
Agendas, approved and signed minutes and any papers considered at meetings may be made available on request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to read more about individual governors, please follow this link.
Members sit above the board of governors, similar to a company’s shareholders in relation to its board of directors. Members play a limited but crucial role in safeguarding academy trust governance. Members assure themselves that the governance of the school is effective, that governors’ act in accordance with the school’s charitable objectives, and that they, the Members, use their powers to step in if governance is failing. Members are not involved in the day-to-day business of the school and they do not assume the powers of the governors. However, they do have an important role in an academy trust, based on a number of key powers set out in the Articles of Association.
Moira Hart: Date of appointment 01/08/2011
Colin Metcalfe: Date of appointment 01/08/2011
Matt Warren: Date of appointment 12/11/2021
Chris Salmon: Date of appointment 28/06/2022