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Welcome to the Noadswood Governor’s page – its aim is to provide a small insight into who we are and what we do.  The School is set up as a Charitable Company, which was incorporated on 5 July 2011, and converted to Academy status on 1 August 2011.  The Chairs of the three main committees are the Members of the Charitable Company. Details of the Articles of Association and most recent Financial statement can be found on the Academy page of this site or from the School Office.

Organisational Structure

The Governing Body of Noadswood School are responsible for the strategic management of the School; deciding and setting key aspects of the School, including strategic direction, annual budgets, senior staff appointments, policy changes etc.  Operational management (the day to day running of the School) is devolved to the Headteacher and Staff.  Their activities and decisions are monitored through a small number of Governor Committees into which reports are fed by the Senior Leadership team.

The full Governing Body meets at least five times per school year spread more or less evenly across the school terms.  The current Chair is Mr Kevin O’Brien.

Supporting the Full Governing Body are three committees, greater detail about all of them can be found by clicking the links below.

These committees meet, typically, twice per term (except the Pay Committee) to consider reports from the Senior Leadership Team and the Headteacher.

Policies and Procedures

School policies are developed by senior members of the School’s staff, to reflect both the strategic direction agreed by the Governors and also statutory requirements.  These policies are approved and adopted by the Governing Body, and implemented as procedures and systems by the SLT and other designated members of staff.  You have the right to request a copy of any of these if you so wish, to do so either contact the school, or visit the page on the school website.

Interested in joining the Noadswood School Governors?

You will need to be able to give at least 8 hours each half term for meetings, reading papers, attend training, be able to visit the school from time to time and enjoy the experience.  We all have other commitments be it families, careers or sports and hobbies and consequently there are no hard and fast rules as to how much time you should give up, it’s all down to how much you are able and willing to commit.

Having said this it is expected that governors will attend all Full Governing Body meetings and one of the two Sub Committee meetings   The full Governor Meeting is always held in the evening.  The two Sub Committee meetings are held late afternoon or early evening. We have one of each per half term.

We welcome anyone interested in either becoming a future governor or participating in the governance of the school, use the following link to contact us: clerk@noadswood.hants.sch.uk or contact the Noadswood office staff who will be able to help you (info@noadswood.hants.sch.uk).

Being a School Governor

A Year as a Governor

Governor Application Form