Local Governing Body

INFORMATION REGARDING THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Who are the Local Governing Body

The Governors are responsible for the general control and management of the school and are legally responsible for all statutory functions of, and the performance of the school.

Register of The Trinity High School Local Governing Body and Terms of Office

Trustees & Governors
Mrs Deborah Andrews 13.07.21 – 12.07.25 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Barry Prever 19.10.21 – 19.10.25 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Michael Smith 19.10.21 – 19.10.25 Appointed by GB/board
Mrs Ann Rickard 19.10.21 – 19.10.25 Appointed by GB/board
Mr Nigel Ford Office of Headteacher Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher
Governors
Mr Neil Pagett 02.07.19 – 01.07.23 Appointed by GB/board
VACANCY
VACANCY
Elected Parent Governors
Mrs Dagmara Sheffield 06.10.19 – 05.10.23 Elected by parents
Mrs Bev Power 06.10.21 – 06.10.25 Elected by parents
Staff Governors
Mrs Sharon Harvey 15.10.21– 15.10.25 Elected by school staff
Mr Tom Bristowe 15.10.21– 15.10.25 Elected by school staff

What are the functions of the Local Governing Body

The Governors are responsible for the strategic development of the school.

The three core strategic functions of the 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 students.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements with regard to Safeguarding, Health and Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.

The Local Governing Body delegates responsibility for the day to day running of the school to the Headteacher, and hold the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school. The Local Governing Body cannot delegate their accountability but can delegate some of the detailed scrutiny, oversight and decision making.

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times a year; Governing Body committees also meet as required.

The Chair of the Local Governing Body at Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre

The chair of our Local Governing Body is ANN RICKARD. Ann is also a Trustee of the Bordesley Multi Academy Trust.

The Clerk to the Trinity Local Governing Body is SAM MORAN.

Committees

The Local Governing Body has established three committees to carry out some of its governance functions. Where this includes making decisions, those decisions will be deemed decisions of the Local Governing Body.

Our committees are;

Finance Committee

Initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up by the school; Ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control; Agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding.

Operations and Compliance Committee

This committee ensures strategic oversight of the operational aspects of the school including safeguarding arrangmeents and Health and Safety. This committee also functions to ensure that the school is compliant with statutory regulations and statutory guidance.

Education, Staffing and Standards

Primarily drives standards and performance via the analysis of the School Development Plan (SDP). The committee makes recommendations to the LGB as required.

The Headteacher

The Headteacher has responsibility for the operation of the school.

The Headteacher leads the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of the School. The Headteacher may delegate management functions to the SLT but remains accountable to the Local Governing Body for the performance of the SLT.

The Senior Leadership Team

The SLT consists of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteachers and the School Finance Officer.

Business and Pecuniary Interests

General

To adhere to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre is required to maintain a register of business interests. The main purpose of maintaining a register is to ensure that the Governors and staff act impartially.

The Nolan Committee

In May 1996, the Nolan Committee published a report on standards in public life as applicable to local public spending bodies. The report identified seven principles which should be applied in public life. These are: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. One important means by which a school may demonstrate that it is applying these principles is by maintaining a Register of Business Interests.

Register of Business Interests

The Local Governing Body of Trinity High School and staff members have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and affairs and the interests of the school. A register of business interests is maintained for both Governors and school personnel with significant financial responsibilities.

The register includes all business interests such as directorships, share holdings and other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation that may have dealings with the school. The disclosures also include business interests of relatives and other individuals who may exert influence. Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre ensures the register is up to date and complete, includes all Governors and relevant staff and in this regard signed and dated. Individual records are maintained for each governor and relevant member of staff and where there are no business interests to declare a nil return is kept.

For each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months; a list of business and personal interests, pecuniary (financial) and non-pecuniary of the Governors and any immediate family is presented below.

Committee Meeting Attendance
2021-2022

Please find the attendance record of members of the Local Governing Body during the academic year 2021-2022.

Name

12/10/21
LGB

30/11/21
LGB

08/02/21
LGB

29/03/22
LGB

17/05/22
LGB

12/07/22
LGB

Mrs A Rickard (Chair) – Trustee
Mrs D Andrews – Trustee
Mr M Smith – Trustee Apologies
Mr N Pagett
Mr B Prever
Mrs N Farnes
Mrs Sharon Harvey Apologies
Mrs B Power
Mrs D Sheffield
Mr T Bristowe

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