Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising college standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

Strategic Leadership

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the college
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the college is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher as a critical friend.

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the college and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

The governing body at De Lisle have delegated responsibilities from the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and work in partnership with the other schools in the Trust and Board of Directors.

De Lisle governing body undertook an external review of Governance in June 2016. The review was undertaken by the National Governors’ Association. The report identifies many strengths and determined the governing body to be highly effective in its functions and workings.

Our School Governors

Mr A Brine Vice-chair of Governors
Mrs C Danaher Foundation Governor
Mr R Darby Foundation Governor
Fr S Giles Foundation Governor
Ms R Hidalgo Foundation Governor
Mrs M Jane Co-chair of Governors
Mrs C Pinchess Parent Governor
Mr L Sepede Parent Governor
Mrs E Smith Co-chair of Governors
Mrs J Williams Clerk to the Governors

 

  • July 14, 2019 Isles of Scilly students will be back at school for 1.10am
  • July 11, 2019 Our Rome trip students are ready to depart - we hope you have a fabulous time seeing the sights of Rome! The trip blog can be followed here: Read more Read more
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  • July 8, 2019 The refurbishment of the main Sixth Form study room has commenced! Soon the dividing wall and office will be knocked down to create one large open plan space. Read more
  • July 6, 2019 The Isles of Scilly trip left late last night and the group are ready to sail to the islands. Follow their trip on the blog by clicking on this link-; Read more