The Governing Body
The governing body, as set out in the legal document the Instrument of Government, comprises 13 governors. The total is made up from differing categories: 8 co-opted, 2 parent, one staff, one headteacher staff and one local authority. With the exception of headteacher staff all terms are for 4 years, although a governor may resign at any time.
How are governors appointed?
Governors do have to meet certain criteria (Declaration Eligibility 2017 ) and be willing to abide by the Homewood Governing Body Code of Conduct 2018. The staff governor is elected by and from the staffing body. The parent governors are elected by and from the parental body but if no one is elected then a parent of a former pupil may be appointed by the governing body. Other parents, such as those with a child with special educational needs (SEMH) or with a child who has special educational needs and is over 18 may be appointed by the governing body in the absence of applicants from other parental categories. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body based on their skill set. Associate members (if any) are appointed by the governing body for specific roles. They do not have a vote at full governing body meetings. Should you wish to apply to become a governor please contact the school office for an application form.
Vacancy. There are currently two vacancies for parent governors and one each for co-opted and staff. The governing body would like to hear from you if you are interested in filling either of these roles. Please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office – 01273 604472
Register of Interests
Governors declare any pecuniary or other interest at the time of application or appointment, annually and at each meeting. Should a conflict arise they withdraw from that part of the meeting and do not vote on that item. The register of interests will be published here at least annually.