In accordance with the Government's requirements, the three core strategic functions of The Royal Kent School Governing Body are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
The Full Governing Body meets every term for a formal pre-arranged meeting but the Governors will be in school much more often. They will also be attending committee meetings each half term and other ad hoc meetings called for a variety of reasons. Our Governors are hard working and committed to making Chesterton an outstanding school for your children and the community.
At our Full Governing Body meetings, we receive and discuss reports from the Headteacher and other members of the senior leadership team and from our various committees. We monitor the results of internal and external assessments of the children's progress and measure the impact of policies which we have adopted to help the school's work.
We oversee and set the school’s financial budget and make sure that we spend wisely. We check to make sure we are receiving good value for the money we spend. We also make sure that the school’s provision complies with current equalities and safeguarding legislation and also that the children and staff have a safe and healthy place to work in. We work as strategic partners with the RKS staff to plan the school’s development whilst maintaining its core vision and ethos.
All Governors also sit on one of the standing committees shown below, in addition to taking on a ‘link’ role in an area of school development.
Pupils and Learning - considers important information about pupils' achievement and progress in order to ensure RKS provides high quality education and learning for its pupils.
Resources - oversees the financial performance of the school and makes sure its money is well spent. We also ensure the school is a safe place for learners and staff and a place that is conducive to good teaching and learning.
Please click here to find out about our Governors and their roles on the Governing Body. Details about their end of term of office and attendance at meetings can also be found here
Please click here to read our Governor profiles
Please click here for a register of Governors' interests