Our school Governors play an important part in helping to raise the standards at Bardsey School. They act as a critical friend, involved in the monitoring and evaluating of the school's performance. The Governors are responsible for setting strategic direction and ensuring accountability.
The Governing Body represents a wide range of expertise and is comprised of 14 Governors. This includes the Head Teacher, 2 Foundation Governors (including the Deputy Head Teacher), 4 Co-opted Governors, 1 Local Education Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor and 5 Parent Governors who are elected by parents of the school. In addition, the Governing Body also has 1 Associate Member.
There are 3 Governing Body meetings during each academic year. In addition there are sub-committee meetings for matters concerning Project Management, Staffing, Performance Management, Curriculum and Academic Standards, Finance and Pastoral Support. Governors also complete various training courses with safeguarding being a priority. Wharfe Valley Trust meetings and joint training with Trust schools impacts positively on school development.
All governors can be contacted via the school; Gordon Milne is the chair of the governing body. See below for our governor's attendance records and annual statement.