Constitution of the Governing Body

The Governing Board comprises:

Nine Foundation Governors

Of whom, seven shall be appointed by the Ermysted’s Grammar School Foundation, one by the Ermysted’s Grammar School Parents’ Association and one by the Ermysted’s Old Boys’ Society. The Ermysted’s Grammar School Foundation is entitled to appoint Foundation Governors by majority vote at the annual meeting in September; in the case of a tie the Chair has the casting vote.  Should a vacancy arise it shall be filled as soon as possible by calling a Foundation Governors meeting.

Two Parent Governors

Elected by the parents of pupils in the school and have parental responsibility for at least one pupil in the school at the time of election.

One County Council Governor

Nominated by the Local Authority as their representative.

One Staff Governor

Elected by teaching and non-teaching staff.

Two Co-opted Governors

Elected by members of the Governing Board.

The Headmaster
The total number of governors is sixteen

The Chair and Vice-chair of Governors are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Governing Board being the first meeting of the Autumn Term: The Foundation Governors are elected for a term of four years; The Parent Governors are elected for three years; The Staff Governors are elected for three years; The County Council Governor is elected for four years or until termination by the Local Authority; and The Co-opted Governors are elected for two years.

Clerk To The Governors

The Clerk to the Governors co-ordinates and provides minutes of all the Meetings of the Governing Board, its Committees and Panels. The Clerk also informs Governors of all issues emanating from the Department for Education (DfE) or the Local Authority (LA) including training. Governors are encouraged to take advantage of such development opportunities, the cost of attendance being covered by the School. Additionally, Governors are encouraged to make use of online information.

Committees & Panels

The general running of the School is managed by the Ordinary Meetings of the Governing Board, however more specific aspects are handled by Committees and Panels who recommend actions for approval by the main Governing Board.

Those Committees and Panels comprise:

School Improvement Committee (Chair: Mr C Worts)

School Improvement Committee Terms of Reference

Resources & Finance Committee (Chair: Mrs T Birch)

Resources and Finance Committee Terms of Reference

Admissions Panel: responsible for admission arrangements

Admissions Panel Terms of Reference

Staff Discipline Panel: responsible for matters relating to staff discipline and redundancy

Staff Discipline Panel Terms of Reference

Pupil Discipline Panel: responsible for matters relating to pupil discipline

Pupil Discipline Panel Terms of Reference

Complaints Appeal Panel: to determine appeals against Stage 2 decisions on formal complaints made under the School’s Complaints Procedure

Complaints Appeal Panel Terms of Reference

Appeals Panel: to hear appeals against decisions of any Panel

Appeals Panel Terms of Reference

Headmaster Performance Management Panel: responsible for setting and reviewing the Headmaster performance targets

Headmaster Performance Management Panel Terms of Reference

Pay Committee: to recommend the whole school pay policy for adoption by the Governing Body on an annual basis and have delegated responsibility for determining all pay and performance matters relating to staff including the Headteacher.

Pay Committee Terms of Reference

As with any institution, the School has to operate within certain policies which are overseen by the Governing Board. Those policies which are most closely related are handled by the relevant committee.