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Governor Committee Structure

The structure of the Governing Body

Our formal Instrument of Government states that the Governing Body comprises:

  • Two parent governors, elected by parents

  • One Local Authority governor, appointed by Bristol City Council

  • One staff governor, elected by staff

  • Twelve co-opted governors, appointed by the Governing Body for their particular skills

  • The Executive Headteacher.

The way we work

The Co-Chairs of Governors are currently Graham Symonds and Maureen Salter (Co-opted Governors).

The full Governing Body meets termly (six times per year) with an extra meeting at the start of Term 1 for procedural business including reaffirming its Terms of Reference, Scheme of Delegation and Code of Conduct. There is an annual meeting schedule for the current school year.  The Governing Body is supported by Named Governors for specific areas such as Safeguarding, Equalities, Health & Safety and Governing Body Development & Training.

Three Committees enable more detailed scrutiny of specific areas.  These are:

Learning, Curriculum & Teaching – The Committee’s work is supported by Link Governors to each area of the School Development Plan (SDP) and Named Governors for areas such as for Children in Care & Pupil Premium and for Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND).

Finance & Resources – The Committee’s work is supported by Named Governors for areas such as for Health & Safety.

Safeguarding, Health & Wellbeing – The Committee’s work is supported by Named Governors for areas such as for Safeguarding and for Staff & Student Wellbeing & Mental Health

Current Committee membership and details of Named and SDP Link Governors is available here .

Committees meet between three and five times a year. Other committees, panels and working groups are appointed for single, specific purposes. 

Claremont School's meeting attendance register for 2022 -2023 is available here.

Kingsweston School's meeting attendance register for 2022 -2023 is available here .

Claremont and Kingsweston Schools Federation’s meeting attendance register for 2022-2023 is available here .

Claremont and Kingsweston Schools Federation’s Governors’ Business and Pecuniary Interests Register is available here .

The Governing Body’s Scheme of Delegation is available here .