The Eastwick Schools Local Governing Body fulfils a monitoring role to ensure accountability and financial probity in the operation of the school and works with the school community to establish the strategic direction of Eastwick Schools. Our objective is to build on the success of Eastwick and help drive a process of continuous improvement.
We are made up of elected staff and parent representation, as well as members of the local community to ensure a broad range of skills and experience is available to the school. A full list of current Governors is available here.
The Local Governing Body formally meets each term with an additional Business (planning) meeting near the start of the school year. There are two principal sub-committees of the Local Governing Body to focus on Resources – i.e. Finance – and Teaching & Learning (T&L) topics; the Resources Committee meets twice a term and the T&L Committee once a term. Each Governor is assigned at minimum to one of the sub-committees but is welcome to attend and contribute to any meeting as they are able.
Governors also undertake to visit the school at least once each term and to spend time in the classroom familiarising themselves with how the school operates. Governors are encouraged to see for themselves what success looks like and the hard work of both pupils and staff in achieving this, and to recognise challenges that might affect learning outcomes.
Over the past year or so the Local Governing Body has been exploring how best to safeguard and improve the educational provision at Eastwick in the context of changes to educational policy regarding how schools are funded and operated.
On the Teaching & Learning side, the Local Governing Body continues to support the school in delivering the new curriculum and the move to assessment without levels, which has been a particular focus of our termly Partnership Days.