Governance

TRUSTEES AND DIRECTORS

As Colyton Grammar School is an academy, the Board of Trustees is responsible for controlling the school’s management and administration. The Board consists of the Trustees (previously called “governors”) who are also the directors of the academy trust. They have responsibility for directing the academy’s affairs, for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the trust’s charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public.

Colyton Grammar School is an Academy School.

The Board currently consists of:

  • Headteacher
  • Four Parent Trustees
  • Two Staff Trustees
  • 11 Other Trustees (appointed by the Members under Article 50)

The Trustees come from various professional backgrounds and contribute different skills. A mixture of experienced and newly appointed Trustees provides the benefits of both continuity and a fresh approach to the Board.

The Board meets at least once a term. The two main committees (Education and Resources) meet earlier in the term. The committees give detailed consideration to specific issues, take decisions on delegated matters and make recommendations to the full Board.

All meetings are minuted by the Secretary to Trustees and circulated to all Trustees. Minutes are published here.

A number of Trustees have links with specific portfolios of responsibility and make a report at each main Board Meeting.

There is a Duty Trustee present at each Parents' Meeting.

 

Education
  • Admissions, curriculum matters
  • Standards and school performance
  • Special needs (SEN)
  • Behaviour and discipline
  • Collective worship and religious education
  • Pastoral support, staffing structure and selection
  • Performance management
  • Succession planning for teaching and support staff
  • Safeguarding
Resources
  • Financial management
  • Premises development
  • Building maintenance
  • Health and Safety
  • Pay and conditions
  • Trustees' training

To contact the Chair of Trustees and/or the Secretary to the Trustees, please email sectrustees@colytongrammar.devon.sch.uk or write to the main school address.

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Whitwell Lane
Colyford
Devon
EX24 6HN
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