The role of Ferryhill Governors is to challenge and support the school to continue to improve. The school is made up of 14 members of our community. The Full Governing Body meets once per term, but in addition to this the school hosts an additional meeting each half term for Curriculum & Personnel and Finance & Premises. Individual governors are appointed by the Full Governing Body. Where the school receives multiple applications a vote will be arranged, appropriate to the post followed by ratification by the Full Governing Body.
Curriculum & Personnel Committee
The role of this committee is wide ranging but has an overall duty to challenge and support the school to achieve high standards of provision both in terms of attainment and pupil progress from starting points as well as high levels of care towards our young people.
The committee examine pupil progress across a number of different pupil groups. A particular focus of the group is however, is to challenge and support with regard to pupils who are Disadvantaged, Looked After, More Able as well as those students who arrive at FBEC from primary school who are not ‘secondary ready’. The committee will also have a particular focus on the EBacc subjects over the forthcoming year.
Finance & Premises
The role of this committee is to challenge and support the school with regard to reaching best value and efficient spending of the school funds, both to maximise student progress and to improve the school environment. The committee also have a sub-committee which considers salaries of staff.
The school also convenes 3 other committees as and when the need arises. These include Pupil Discipline, Staffing and Staffing Appeals and Headteacher’s Performance Management.