The Governors have a wide range of responsibilities for the School, including its overall values, the School Development Plan, the budget and staff appointments.We are currently reviewing our model of Governance and a revised structure will be available shortly.
Governors work closely with the Headteacher and Staff and maintain regular links with all the main departments and areas of School life.
We currently have vacancies on our governing body – we are looking for four Community Governors and two Parent Governors. Please get in touch with us if you would like to apply.
Their formal meetings include a Building Committee, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee and the Full Governors’ Business Meeting which is held once a term.
Apart from occasional confidential items, the Main Business Meeting is open for parents to attend as observers. However, it would be helpful if parents wishing to attend the Main Governors’ Meeting would inform the Clerk to the Governors beforehand so that additional seating can be provided.
As governors, we support the mission, vision and values of the school as outlined below:
We aim to develop a school where everyone is valued and can achieve success, enabling them to make a positive contribution to the community.
At Burnage Academy for Boys we will develop:
INDEPENDENCE – we will create confident individuals who are able to think critically and make informed decisions.
RESILIENCE – we will teach students the skills to face all challenges in life with determination and self-awareness.
CARE – we will go further to make a difference to our students, staff and families, creating a safe space in school.
SUCCESS – we will celebrate the progress and achievement of all in our school community, recognising boys do better at Burnage.
TOGETHERNESS – we will ensure all students take part fully in the range of diverse cultural experiences that Burnage and Manchester has to offer them.
ABOUT THE GOVERNING BODY
|1||Alan Scott (Chair)||Community|
|16||Ali Mitchell||Staff (non-teaching)|
Current Governance Structure:
- 8 Community
- 1 Local Authority
- 3 Staff
- 3 Parent
- 1 Headteacher
We currently have 16 in total
- 1 vacancy for community
- 1 vacancy for parent
The following governance structure was agreed by the Governing Body:
- 1 Local Authority
- 9 Community
- 3 Staff (one of whom must be non-teaching)
- 4 Parents
- 1 Headteacher
Achievement, Staffing, Buildings / Health and Safety, Scrutiny, Finance, Safeguarding
WHAT GOVERNORS DO
There are three main reasons why governors are necessary:
- They make sure the school is run according to the needs and wishes of the local community.
- They support, promote and protect the interests of the school, its pupils and staff.
- They are a visible form of accountability.
School governors come from a variety of backgrounds. They are not expected to be experts in educational matters. That’s the responsibility of the headteacher and the teaching staff of the school.
The role of the school governor and governing body is:
- to take a strategic overview of school related issues;
- to set a broad framework within which the headteacher can work;
- concerned with the general oversight of the conduct of the school.
Please note: The headteacher is responsible for the organisation and management within the school.
As a school governor we are expected to:
- Work as a member of the governing body for the best interests of the school;
- Attend the regular meetings and special meetings of the governing body;
- Serve on committees which deal with the governing body’s legal obligations;
- Become familiar with general educational issues and developments;
- Take an interest in school activities;
- Promote the school within the local community;
- Commit time to the duties and responsibilities of a governor;
We are involved in:
- staff appointments and discipline
- pupil discipline
- the school curriculum
- the financial management of the school
- school development plan and action plan
- health and safety matters
- governor training.
GOVERNING BODY TERMS OF OFFICE
Terms of office for all Governors are 4 years, apart from the Headteacher and Trustees who are automatically members by virtue of office.
Previous Governing Body members were automatically transferred on the 01st April 2014 when the school converted to Academy status.
- Local Authority Governors are appointed by the LA
- Community Governors are appointed by the GB or elections
- Parent Governors are elected by the GB or elections undertaken if we have more applicants than vacancies
- Staff Governors are elected by colleagues
BURNAGE ACADEMY FOR BOYS – BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Burnage Academy for Boys Board of Trustees 2020/21
GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE RECORD
Governors' attendance to Governing Body and sub-committees' meeting 2020-21
Full Governing Body Meetings - Attendance Record 2020/2021
TRUSTEES REPORTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Trustees’ Latest Report and Audited Accounts can be accessed from the link below:
Trustees Report 2019
Trustees Report 2018
Trustees Report 2017
Trustees Report 2016
Files will open in browser and can be saved for offline reading.
NB. The access to this portal is restricted to existing governors only.
To access governor resources, please use your username and password to login to https://gov.burnage.manchester.sch.uk
If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact email@example.com
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected at the Governors’ meeting in the Autumn. Governors can be contacted by parents via the School Office.
To contact us for any reason, please email: Alan Scott (Chair of Governors) using the email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form, marking your correspondence for the attention of the governors.
Alternatively, please tel: +44 (0)161 432 1527 or fax: +44 (0)161 442 2366 and leave a message.
We will respond ASAP.