Welcome to the Governing Body pages of the Brentside High School website. Through these pages we aim to inform you about our role, our membership, and to update you on a termly basis on the work we have been carrying out.
Our governing body is made up of twenty members in total and was reconstituted in February 2015. The constitution of the group was agreed using guidance from the Department for Education, and is as follows:
- 7 parent governors
- 1 Local Authority governor
- 1 Staff governor
- 1 Headteacher
- 5 Co-opted governors
- 5 Partnership governors
The Governing Body are expected to appoint new governors who have 'the skills required to contribute to effective governance and success of the school'.
Parent governors are nominated and voted for by parents at the school.
Local Authority governors are nominated by Ealing Council.
Staff governors are nominated and voted for by staff at the school.
Co-opted and Partnership governors are normally chosen from people who live and/or work in the local community. Prior to appointment they undertake an interview (normally with the Chair and Vice Chair) and once all safeguarding procedures have been carried out, are appointed by a vote from the full Governing Body.
Every governor serves a term of office of four years (although this is not compulsory), We have governors who have served for a longer term who have in-depth knowledge about the school, but the membership of the governing body is constantly evolving, which means we always have governors who bring a different perspective to the group.
Our varied business/work backgrounds mean that the school can utilise our expertise to help solve a range of issues and gain a different perspective on the varied challenges that running a large school can bring. Amongst our current governors we have members with expertise in human resources, health & safety, further and higher education, finance, media, social work and public relations. Additionally some of our governors also give up their time to other voluntary activities which support the community.
For more information about the constitution of the governing bodies, please refer to the document published by the DfE: