What does our Governing Body do?

Broadfield East Infant School and Nursery is an Academy as part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

TKAT is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1 September 2010.  Its constitution is set out in the Articles of Association and this is shared with individual academies via the Scheme of Delegation.  TKAT have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Bodies for each of the Academies.  

Please click here to link to the Directors of the TKAT Board  :  http://www.tkat.org/96/meet-the-team

The governing body of Broadfield East Infant School and Nursery is responsible for working with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement.  The governing body has three key roles:                                                                                                                                                        

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The headteacher is responsible, together with the professional staff at school, for the day to day running of the school. The role of the governing body is to make sure that everything is in place to make the school as successful as possible. We do this by setting the strategic direction of the school, agreeing the School Development Plan and then reviewing and evaluating all aspects of school life, including achievement, teaching, learning, safeguarding, behaviour, leadership, staffing, premises and finance, to ensure that the school is on track to meet its objectives and is compliant with statutory requirements (for example having the right policies and processes in place).

Our role is that of 'critical friend' to support the school in its ongoing success as well as to continually challenge how things could be done better to ensure that high standards of teaching and learning are achieved and maintained.