Meet the Governors at Ambleside
The governing body at Ambleside plays an important role in planning, making decisions, and supporting the school. The governors oversee the management of the academy on behalf of the academy trust and their three core functions are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governors, who are drawn from the local community, parents and staff, are chosen on the basis of the skills and experiences which equip them to fulfil the role. They work closely with senior leaders to carry out their core functions. They do not become routinely involved in the operational running of the school or individual pupil issues, these are the responsibility of the Head teacher and school staff. To carry out their core functions they meet together twice each term. In addition, they are members of committees and working groups.
Governors are expected to make formal and informal visits to the school on a regular basis to ensure that they are well informed about the school. They are expected to attend regular training sessions including induction training and safeguarding training.
There are vacancies currently for two sponsor governors and other governors could be appointed in line with the school’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.
If you wish to contact the governing body, please email or contact the school office who will be happy to pass on any enquiries.