The board acts as the governance team for the school. It is important that the board is a positive and responsible liaison between the school and community. School boards adopt policy and oversee the academy’s policy manual. The board’s most important role is to employ the superintendent and treasurer and work closely with them to establish and set policy, vision and long-range goals and be accountable for the fiscal health and opportunities provided to the academy’s students and families.
School board members need to be strong school ambassadors to the community and work to build public support and understanding of education. Individual board members do not hold authority unless it has been delegated to them by the director(s) / Proprietor. The board’s legal authority is held by the governing body as a whole and is exercised through voting in a meetings and approved by the director.
Board member responsibilities
The board is a policymaking body and members are the chief advisors to the superintendent on community attitudes. Board members do not manage the day-to-day operations of the school; they see to it that the system is managed well by professional administrators.
Board members do not evaluate staff, other than the superintendent and treasurer, nor do they typically become involved in employment interviews, other than those of the superintendent, business manager and treasurer. Board members may be consulted during the hiring process for other positions, such as assistant superintendent.
Boards legal position does not and cannot be superior than that of the director/proprietor of the school at any time now or in the future.
We constantly seek experts knowledge from top academicians, professors and entrepreneurs who can be part of a member of our governing boards to assist us with the strategic direction of the academy. We are seeking Non-Executive Directors from diverse academic fields and profession to be part of the board of directors in our schools.
The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role
and carry out key functions such as:
- Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
- Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
- Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
- Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.
Finally, the role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.' by givng constructive criticism,
The Governing Body of Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge Academy
The Academy is a member of the --------------- . Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees, but much
of the work of the Board is delegated to the Local Governing Body which is comprised of Governors of the Academy.
Some Governors are appointed by the board whilst others are elected by parents/guardians of students at the Academy or by staff.
The details of the Governors at Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge Academy can be obtained by request in writing to the Head Principal of the School.
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