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Gumley House School FCJ

Governors

A school’s Governing Body is there to provide oversight of the management and operation of the school. The governors help the school take a strategic view of its activities and bring experience and expertise from other walks of life into the school.

This section will tell you how the school’s governance is structured, who the governors are, how they are appointed and elected, what they do, what their legal duties are and how you can contact them or seek to get involved as a governor yourself.  Our Governing Body provides us with oversight of the management and operation of the school. The governors help the school take a strategic view of its activities and bring experience and expertise from other walks of life into the school.  This section will tell you who the governors are, how they are appointed and elected, what they do, what their legal duties are and how you can contact them or seek to get involved as a governor yourself.Gumley House School is an Academy, which is a company limited by guarantee and registered in the UK with company number 07950851.

What does the Governing Body do?
The Governing Body does not run the school. That is the job of the Headteacher and the Leadership Team.  Rather, the governors provide independent oversight of the school and how it is run. The school is required to report to the governors on various aspects of management and planning and, by acting as ‘critical friends’, the governors can give the school an invaluable sounding board.

Some aspects of the governors’ role in the school are laid down by law.  For example, the governors are required to approve the school budget, as well as the school’s targets for progress and attainment in GCSE and other public exams.  In addition, if the school decides to exclude a pupil permanently, that decision has to be reviewed by an independent panel of governors.

Major strategic decisions of the school also have to be approved by the governors.  Such decisions often start with a recommendation from the Headteacher and are then examined in detail by the governors prior to a final decision.

Who are our Governors:
A full list of our current governors can be found here.

Contacting the Governors
You may contact the governors and the Chair of Governors via the school office on 020 8568 8692 or at general@gumleyhouse.com.  Please note that a family wishing to raise any issue about their child at the school should, in the first instance, contact their child’s form tutor.  

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