The Governing Body is a group of individuals with a wide range of expertise, but with one single goal: the success and continued future development of the New Beacon.

The main functions of the Governing Body are to oversee and monitor the strategic goals of the school and include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that all legal and regulatory requirements (including child protection and health and safety) are met
  • Planning the school’s long term strategy, in terms of both education and facilities
  • Overview of the running of the school including education development, financial planning and employment of human and material resources
  • Monitoring standards and quality through the school
  • Recruiting the Head teacher
  • Ensuring the Head and Senior Management team receive the support needed to carry out the day to day running of the school.

The Governing Body consists of a number of sub-committees, including:

  • Finance and General Purposes (including Health and Safety)
  • Pastoral & Education
  • Governance
  • New Governor selection

The Governing Body meets formally at least four times a year, with sub-committees meeting termly.

All Governors are DBS checked. Governors also undertake training and refresher courses during the tenure of their Governorship.