Download - Governing Body List
South Wilts is a Foundation School. Its Governing Body is made up of
The Governors come from various professional backgrounds and contribute different skills. A mixture of experienced and newly appointed Governors provides the benefits of both continuity and a fresh approach to the Governing Body.
The main Governing Body meets at least once a term. In the intervening weeks the Committees: Curriculum, Personnel and Resources, give detailed consideration to issues and make recommendations to the full Governing Body.
The members of the Resources Committee are concerned with the financial management of the school. From the Business Manager they receive detailed information throughout the year. The Headteacher acts as the Responsible Officer, in co-operation with one of the Governors. Their job is to scrutinise in more detail the work of the financial officers of the school. They also consider Health and Safety issues and schemes relating to the premises.
The members of the Personnel Committee consider matters of staffing and payment and conditions. Applicants for all senior teaching posts are interviewed by Governors.
The Curriculum Committee is the heart of the school as it deals with all matters concerned with the educational provision. Its members have to keep up to date with many curriculum issues and to decide on the impact of these at South Wilts. This Committee meets with staff from various departments on a regular basis, hears of their work and joins some of their lessons.
All meetings are minuted by the Clerk to Governors and circulated to all Governors. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteachers are fully involved in the work of these Committees and act in partnership with the Governors.
There is a Duty Governor at each Parents Evening. Individual Governors who attend different school events throughout the year report on issues raised at full Governors meetings.