Governing Body

Governing Body

In preparation for the conversion to academy status, West Kidlington has not had a Governing Body since September 2016. In order to offer support to the school, while final confirmation of conversion to an academy is awaited, the local authority applied to the Department of Education (DfE) to appoint an Interim Executive Board (IEB). This application has been approved. The IEB will take on all the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body. It will also have responsibility to prepare for the transition to a new governing body,  when the school becomes an academy. The IEB will be made up of a small group of experienced people, who are appointed by the DfE to take on the role of governors for West Kidlington. The IEB will stay in place until the school becomes an academy. When the new Governing Body is set up, it will once again include members of the local community, parents and staff.

The IEB will meet approximately once a month.

If you have any questions for the IEB you are welcome to contact us via the contact email address at the bottom of this page, or leave a note, for the attention of the clerk, at the school office.

Letter to IEB re: delay to conversion – 01-12-16

The role of a school governor

School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance. They are the largest volunteer force in the country. Governors are made up of parents, staff, members of the community and appointed representatives from the Local Authority.

Who can become a school governor?

All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.

Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a child at the school. All Governors are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) before they become a school governor.

How to become a governor

Governors are usually elected when a vacancy becomes available.  A vacancy can arrive by an existing governors term of office ending, a governor moving on or changes in legalities.  When a vacancy arrives it will be advertised though letters in school and on the school website.  This will contain information regarding how to apply for the vacancy.  If you are really interested in becoming a governor in general please contact the school office for more details.

Useful Documents

Governors Attendance Register 2015 – 2016

Governors Attendance Register 2014 – 2015

West Kidlington Interim Executive Board Register of Business Interests 2016 – 2017

The IEB of our school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. The minutes of IEB meetings are available on request from the Clerk to the Governors.

If you would like to contact the IEB, you may do so by emailing the clerk.