Bandon Hill Primary School is an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust.
The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit. You can find out more about the governance of the Trust on the Trust website here.
The Board of Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust has overall legal responsibility for all the schools in the Trust, but they delegate powers and responsibilities with respect to the governance of each school to its governing body. The governing body is a committee of the Board of Trustees that reports to and is accountable to the Board of Trustees under a Scheme of Delegation.
The governing body for Bandon Hill Primary School is the Bandon Hill & Wood Field Governing Body – a shared governing body for both Bandon Hill and Wood Field Primary Schools. The Governing Body Provides strategic leadership of the schools, oversees the schools' financial and academic performance, and holds the Headteachers and schools' senior leadership to account. Prior to September 2022 the governing body was called the Bandon Hill Primary School Governing Body.
Governors are appointed in a number of different ways to reflect the schools' various stakeholders and to bring a range of skills and experience to the governing body: Trust governors are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. A community governor is appointed by the Governing Body to bring the perspective of its broader community. A parent governor has to be a parent of a pupil at the school at the time of their election and is elected by ballot of all parents and carers of current students. A staff governor must be employed by the school and is appointed following a ballot of staff. The Headteacher is a governor ex-officio.
All governors except the Headteacher serve for a term of office of four years, but can be reappointed.
Governors act collectively as the governing body and work closely with the Headteacher and senior leadership team of the school. Governors exercise their powers in a primarily strategic leadership role; they should not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school.
As well as attending governing body meetings, governors serve on governing body committees, take part in governor briefings and development activities, visit the school and meet school staff, and attend and engage in a range of school activities.
The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, including the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the direction of teaching and the curriculum, and for the implementation of the policies of the Trust and Governing Body.
You can find out more about the Bandon Hill & Wood Field Governing Body by clicking the links below.
You can contact the governing body and its chair via the clerk at: BHWFgbclerk@greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk