Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
The role of the governing body
The role of the Governing body is to help shape the strategic direction of the school and to safeguard the public interest in the school.
As our role is strategic, we do not get involved in the day to day running of the school, this is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and the Senior Management Team. We ensure that they are accountable for decisions and actions taken. We oversee the maintaining of and improvement of standards of achievement within our school. We are also responsible for ensuring that the schools policies and administration meet statutory requirements and that our children are able to maximise the educational opportunities provided. We support the school in its continuous drive to improve the standards of education provided to our children.
The Governors are appointed to provide:-
- An independent view
- A wide experience of the outside world
- A visible form of accountability for the head teacher and staff of the school
- A focus on long term development and improvement
- Accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school
- Support for the head teacher and
The Governing Body are the strategic planners of the school, we
- Employ others to carry out the work
- Appoint the head teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school
- Agree policies and practice which allows the head teacher to carry out their responsibilities
- Agree principles and targets for improvement
- Support and challenge the head teacher
- Review our own working practices
Individual Governors will also be involved in some of the following:-
- School improvement plan
- Head teacher performance management
- Staff appointments
- The financial management of the school
- The curriculum
- The training of governors
Our Full Governing Body meets once every term. We have 2 sub-committees which also meet once every term and report back to the full Governing Body meetings.
We also visit the school on a regular basis so that we know and understand what is happening within the school.
All Governors, once appointed, share the responsibilities and work as a team. Becoming a governor.
We advertise vacancies as they arise but feel free to contact any current governor if you are interested in becoming a governor. Useful websites to look at include: www.governornet.co.uk and www.schoolgovernors-oss.org.uk
We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support Adam Mason and the staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children.