I am delighted to have been elected as Chair of Governors of the Local Governing Body for Kingsdown School at such an exciting time in the school's journey to excellence.
The Governors welcome the opportunities presented by us having joined the River Learning Trust and having appointed Mrs Leigh-Bennett as Head Teacher. We are proud of our staff and students and are committed to supporting and challenging them in this new chapter.
Register of Business Interest
Scheme of Delegation Governors review
Governing Body Attendance Record: 2017-18.pdf, 2016-17.pdf,
While there are
several types of governors, the
role of each governor is to work as part of a team supporting a school and the Headteacher to decide school policy, help recruit staff and manage budgets.
The governors meet as a full body 4 times per year where they are updated on the performance and status of aspects of the school.
Additionally individual governors sit on one or more of the various
sub-committees. These meetings are usually 4 times per year, just prior to the full governors meetings.
The subcommittees are:
Schools need people who have energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to support them as governors. You don't need to have had any previous experience or knowledge. Common sense, a genuine interest in education and commitment are the most important qualities required.
Becoming a governor could be a way of contributing to your local school and learning new skills. You don't have to have a child at a school to become a governor.
More information about becoming a governor is available on the
Swindon Borough Council website.
Parents, staff and members of the community may wish to contact governors to express views, and governors very much welcome any such messages, as we are keen to keep in touch with and take account of these views. It is important to say though, that any day to day queries relating to named students should always be directed to school staff first, so that they can discuss and deal with matters in the normal way. Similarly, staff should use their usual line management and communication links in the first instance. Additionally, if you have a complaint, please follow the official procedure outlined in the following document:Complaints Policy
If you would like to contact governors on a particular issue they may be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors:
Clerk to Governors : Ms J Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Headteacher : Mrs E Leigh-BennettKingsdown School, Hyde Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN2 7SH
Tel: 01793 822284
Kingsdown School is an academy which is a part of the River Learning Trust which is an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered company number 7966500 and its registered office is The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford OX2 7EE.