Governors are for the most part people with jobs of their own who are not expected to run the school on a day-to-day basis. The governors’ role is largely a strategic one. Governors are supporters of the school and often described as “critical friends”. When a governor comes into school, it is to learn and not to judge.
The history of the school governor is rooted in the belief that good education is not just a matter for educationalists and that it must be balanced with the views, opinions and experiences of people who exist outside of the classroom.
Everyone on the governing body will have a mixture of skills, and a good governing body will have a broad mixture of different skills and qualities.
Each academy within Truro and Penwith Academy Trust has a Local Governing Body who are responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day management and administration of each academy (in accordance with TPAT’s Scheme of Delegated Authority).
The three core functions of school governance are:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The governors of Kehelland Village School believe it is important that boards reflect the diversity of the school communities they serve. Diverse boards promote inclusive school environments and provide diverse role models for staff and young people.
The governors are currently collecting data on the diversity of the board, including data on age, gender and ethnicity. They will use that data to inform their recruitment and training needs and ensure there is always a diverse range of perspectives around the table to support robust decision making.
Due to our relatively small governing board, we will not publish this diversity data online as individual governors could be identified and we have a legal obligation to protect their personal data.
Truro and Penwith Academy Trust (TPAT)
Kehelland Village School School joined Truro and Penwith Academy Trust (TPAT) on 1st June 2017. The Trust currently oversees twenty-nine schools across Cornwall - twenty-six primaries and three secondaries.Truro and Penwith Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.Company Number: 08880841.Registered Office: Academy House, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall TR4 9LDTelephone: 01872 613101Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease follow the following link to find out more about TPAT:http://www.tpacademytrust.org
TPAT has a board of Trustees responsible for many areas of governance in the school Some of these duties are given to our Local Governing Board via the Scheme of Delegated Authority (SODA) this document can be found below, with further information on the structure and governance of our school.