At Round Diamond School, we have a team of local governors who work closely with the Executive Head Teacher, school leadership team and staff in order to continue to drive excellence in the achievements of our children, ensuring they all fulfil their potential. Through positive challenge, bringing our outside experiences in, and supporting the strategy of the school we look to help all the children at Round Diamond to be responsible, determined and successful.
Role of the Local Governing Body
The role of the Local Governing Body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational performance and for the safety and wellbeing of all pupils. The Local Governing Body at Round Diamond is accountable and reports to the Trust Board of the Ivy Learning Trust.
Details of the overall governance structure for the Trust can be found here.
The Local Governing Body operates within an overall scheme of delegation for the Trust.
Some of the governors are linked to the faculties taught within the school, which allows close partnership with Governors and teaching staff as they demonstrate their skills, aims and ambitions of these subjects to us. With regular meetings, aligned to the faculties, the impact of a Link Governor is an in depth understanding of a subject, the reporting of it and plans for ongoing improvement. There is also a designated safeguarding governor
who meets at least one each school term with the Executive Headteacher and/or Deputy Head, to review the school’s safeguarding procedures and practice.
Visits are documented on a Governor Visit Form which details the visit, allowing Governors to inform fellow Governors on what they have learned during the visit, express what they have observed working well, whether anything needs clarification and any suggestions for improvement.
All members of the Local Governing Body receive training and attend events run by Ivy Learning Trust and external bodies; this allows us to keep up to date with our responsibilities with regard to the latest requirements and expectations, as well as local and national best practice. This training helps governors develop the information, knowledge and skills to hold leaders to account or to review the school’s performance