Caroline Battong, PA to Headteacher

Tel: 01626 201800


ESW Governance


Committee Structure

The full Governing Body meets six times per year Link Governor Meetings (termly), focus on delivering high-quality education and ensure sharing of good practice.


Key Roles of the Governing Body

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Director of Education, Head teachers and Heads of School to account for education and school improvement across the Federation. Set KPIs for each schools’ academic achievement
  • Monitor, challenge and support academic standards in the schools
  • To oversee the financial performance of the schools, ensuring best value at all times and recommending school budgets
  • To promote the development of best practice across the four schools
  • Approve and monitor 3 year strategic and annual management plans for the schools
  • Head teacher and staff recruitment
  • Ensure an appropriate curriculum is taught to all students
  • Ensure provision of RE meets statutory and ESW policy
  • Ensure academy meet statutory obligations
  • Monitor, challenge and support Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Values standards in the schools
  • Monitor, challenge and support standards achieved by Disadvantaged and SEND students in the schools
  • Monitor, challenge and support standards of safeguarding, behaviour, attendance in the schools
  • Monitor, challenge and support standards of Health and Safety in the schools
  • Adopt and review home-school agreements
  • Adopt and review home-school agreements
  • Determine capital strategy
  • Support and encourage school initiatives such as Forest School/Rights respecting schools programmes etc.
  • Supporting bids and PTA’s to deliver additional resources


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