Governors’ Roles

The governing body of Homewood College meets in full at least 4 times a year.  Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school, which is managed by the School Leadership Team.  Governors agree to abide by the Homewood Governing Body Code of Conduct 2018

The work of the Governing Body has three main strands:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Homewood College has connections with The Connected Hub and Brighton and Hove Pupil Referral Unit.  From April 2018 they are all led by an Executive Headteacher.   The governing body at Homewood College liaises with members of these units’ management committee to develop the benefits of joint working.  The structure of the governing body changed in autumn 2018 from having two committees to carry out some of its work, to two working groups made up of governors and members of the Management Committee and a Resources Committee made up solely of governors.

Old committees:

  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Safeguarding Attendance Behaviour and Wellbeing

Committees from September 2018:

  • Resources

Working groups from September 2018:

  • Performance
  • Safeguarding

Non-confidential minutes for the full governing body and committee meetings  will be posted on this page once they have been approved at the following meeting.

Terms of Reference for Committees

These are confirmed at least annually. The old committee terms of reference are:

SABW TOR Sept 2017

CTL comm ToRs Sept 2017

The terms of reference for the new committee will be posted here once they have been formally approved.


Approved, non-confidential minutes will be published here and these will include details of governors’ attendance.  Non confidential agenda papers may be available upon request to

Meetings School Year 2018/19

Full Governing Body:

FGB 24.9.18 minutes FGB 12.12.18 agenda 21st March 2019 5pm  8th July 2019 5pm

Resources Committee:

27.11.18 minutes Resources Committee

21.1.19 agenda Resources Committee

Resources 27.02.19 agenda  5th June 2019 5pm


School Year 2017/18

FGB minutes 27.6.2018

FGB minutes 9.5.18

minutes FGB 16.4.18

FGB minutes 14.3.2018

Agenda FGB 21.2.18

FGB draft minutes 31.1.2018

FGB minutes 8th Nov 17

13th October 2017 Confidential.  Governors Present GA AC LH PL EW

FGB 20.9.17 minutes



FGB 28th June 2017 minutes

FGB minutes 10th May 2017

FGB minutes 15th March17

FGB agenda1st Feb 2017  Confidential meeting.

FGB 14th Dec 2016 minutes



FGB minutes 18.5.16


Finance Staffing and Premises Committee  (FSP)

Approved minutes from this committee are published here which include governor attendance. Non confidential agenda papers may be available upon request to  Please note this committee was disbanded 13.7.16; its work reverting to the full governing body.


22nd February 2016  FSP minutes 22Feb2016

4th May 2016  FSP agenda 4.5.16

Other committee meetings

These minutes are likely to be confidential.  Non-confidential minutes are posted here. Business from any inquorate meeting is discussed at the next full governing body meeting.

CTL 18.6.18 confidential minutes.  Governors present SH PL EW

SABW 15.5.18 confidential minutes.  Governors present JM and EW. Inquorate.

SABW 19.1.18 confidential minutes.  Governors present JM and EW. Inquorate.

SABW 17.07.17. agenda Governors present LMC PB EW

SABW 15.5.2017 Governors present LMC PB EW

SABW 07.03.17 agenda Governors present LMC PB EW

SABW 10.1.17 Governors present LMC PB EW

CTL 30.11.16 agenda  Governors present SH EW Inquorate.

SABW10.11.16. agenda  Governors present LMC EW. Inquorate

sabw-15-09-16-agenda  Governors present LMC PB NH EW

CTL Agenda7.9.16  Governors present: SH . Inquorate


SABW9.5.16 agenda   Governors present:  LMC PB FH EW