Rosehill Governing Body

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the Chair of Governors at Rosehill Methodist Primary Academy may I welcome you to the Governors section of the website and to a brief introduction to the role that governors play in the development of the academy.

As an academy we must have a Local Advisory Board to advise the Wesley Trust and provide support and challenge to the academy’s leadership. Our Local Advisory Board is founded on Methodist principles. It brings together skills and experience from a range of fields including finance, education, business, academies, Methodism and the local area.

Who are they?
Governors are volunteers who give their time and expertise to help ensure appropriate strategic oversight of the academy. They come from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds ensuring a diverse mix of experience and opinions. Some governors are appointed by the Methodist Church to ensure that the academy maintains and develops its Methodist ethos. The Local Advisory Board appoints governors to ensure that a broad range of views and interests are represented.

What do they do?
The governors work with the academys senior leaders to make key decisions about a number of things including monitoring achievement and standards, reviewing academy policies, appointing staff, agreeing and monitoring spending and overseeing the development of the curriculum. The governing body ensures clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holds leadership accountable for standards against performance benchmarks; satisfies itself that the academy budget is spent well and ensures that the academy leadership complies with statutory regulations It also agrees and oversees a range of key documents/policies including

•the academy’s self-evaluation report
•the academy improvement plan,
•the academy budget and
•the staff appraisal policy.

How do they do this?
They can do this because they know the academy well. They visit the academy whenever they can both, formally (interviewing staff, attending meetings etc.) and informally (to see sports days, concerts etc.). They can see whether the academy is operating efficiently and, by receiving reports from the headteacher and other leaders in the academy and by talking to stakeholders (pupils, parents staff etc.) they can see how the academy is progressing. By looking at data they can see how well the academy is performing compared to other schools and previous years. If you would like to know more about the work of the governors please feel free to contact me at the academy.

Alan Rea Chair of Governors