Governors

About the Governing Body

Message from the Chair of Governors

Mr John Buniak - Chair of GovernorsI have the honour and privilege to be serving as your Chair of Governors and on behalf of the governors welcome you to this page. Your school governors play a strategic role in making decisions and taking action to improve the standards of teaching and learning of the girls at the school in a safe and pleasant environment. We are proud to be part of a school that has outstanding teachers and support staff led by an inspirational head teacher and enables our girls to achieve high standards of life skills and academic qualifications.

This section of the website will enable you to understand the role and make-up of the Governing Body of the school, gain access to minutes of our meetings and encourage you to consider becoming a governor of our school.

If you wish to contact me with a query, complaint or request for information (eg minutes of GB meetings) then please use our Contact the Chair of Governors Form.

Best wishes

John Buniak, Chair of Governors

Who are school Governors?

The governors are drawn from different parts of the school community which ensures a sufficient diversity of views and experience is represented:

What do your school Governors do?

Governors have a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This includes setting targets for girls achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, the learning environment is safe, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.

There are three sub-committees of the governing body which facilitate its work and they are:

The Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee comprises the Head, Chair of Governors and a selection of members of the governing body including parent governors and teaching staff. This ensures that a wide range of experience and viewpoints are taken into consideration when we meet to discuss the following aspects that impact on teaching and learning and the opportunities that are available to students at Connaught. We discuss:

The Finance & Premises Committee

The Finance & Premises Committee comprises at least 3 governors and the Headteacher.  The committee provides guidance to the governing body and Headteacher on all matters relating to finance as outlined in the School's Financial Regulations & Standing Orders.  These will include:

The Personnel Committee

What does the Personnel Committee do? Its terms of reference are:

Contacting the Governing Body

If you wish to contact the Governing Body of Connaught School for Girls with a query, complaint or request for information (eg minutes of GB meetings) then please use our Contact the Chair of Governors Form.

Click on the following link to read the full Code of Conduct for our governing body.

Click on the following link to see the attendance record of our governing body.

Click on the following link to read our Articles of Association.

Click on the following link to see our Pecuniary Interest Register 2017- 2018, and Pecuniary interests 2018-2019.

Click on the following link to see our Funding Agreement.