Since conversion to academy status in May 2017, a Transitional Management Board (TMB) has directed Governance at West Kidlington. The TMB takes on all the roles and responsibilities of a traditional Local Governing Body (LGB). The TMB is made up of a small group of experienced people, who were initially appointed by the DfE to form an Interim Executive Board in October 2016. When the new LGB is set up, it will once again include members of the local community, parents and staff.
The TMB meets approximately once a month
If you have any questions for the TMB 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.
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.
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.