• Governors

    St Philip’s School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which has been given certain delegated responsibilities by the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) Board of Directors through a Scheme of Delegation.

    Some of the LGB’s key responsibilities are:

    Setting the strategic direction of the school by:

    • Ensuring the values, aims and objectives for the school are aligned to those of OHCAT
    • Implementing the policy framework for achieving the agreed aims and objectives
    • Setting statutory targets
    • Agreeing the school improvement strategy

    Challenging and supporting the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

    • The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
    • Progress towards targets
    • The implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
    • The budget and the staffing structure

    Ensuring accountability by:

    • Monitoring the school’s self-evaluation documentation
    • Responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
    • Holding the Head to account for the performance of the school
    • Ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
    • Making information available to the community

    The LGB generally meets once a term and comprises of people from the community with relevant skills and experience, parent and staff governors.