Governance

The Governance of the School is carried out by a Governing Body which is comprised of 15 members drawn from Industry and Commerce, the Community, staff and parent representation.

The Principal of the School is also a member of the Governing body. The full Governing body carries out its work in Teaching and Learning, Finance and Resources and Community and Pastoral. The minutes of all meetings are available within the governing body area of the website.

The full Governing body meet 9 times per year. The discipline, exclusions and grievance committee will be convened as applicable.

The legal framework under which the Governing body operates is set out in the DfE statutory guidance for Governing bodies.

Governors at Future Tech Studio School have a very important role in providing challenge and asking searching questions which provide support and advice to the Principal and the leadership of the school.

Governors bring with them a wealth of experience and use their expertise, business skills and employer knowledge to help shape and influence the vision and learning experiences of the students within the school.

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, Warrington Collegiate Education Trust (the “Company”) is governed by a Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”) who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Company and the academies run by the Company, namely; Beamont Collegiate Academy (the “Academy”) and Future Tech Studio School FTS (the “Academy”). In order to discharge these responsibilities, the Trustees appoint people who are more locally based to serve on a board for each Academy (the “Local Governing Body”) which has been established to ensure the good governance of the Academy.  Click here for the scheme of delegation and governance responsibilities.

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors link up with different departments or subject pathways and create a partnership where they support the area, give talks or advice or provide suggestions to improve the student’s time at the school. Through pre-arranged visits that have a clear focus, governors can see for themselves whether the school is implementing their policies and improvement plans and how they are working in practice. Visits also provide an opportunity to talk with pupils, staff and parents to gather their views.

All governors receive full training in order to be able to execute their duties efficiently and to ensure they operate within a safe and supportive manner. All governors are DBS checked and have safeguarding and PREVENT training as mandatory.

If you would like to read more about the role of a Governor please click here.

Governors at Future Tech Studio School have a very important role in providing challenge and asking searching questions which provide support and advice to the Principal and the leadership of the school.

Governors bring with them a wealth of experience and use their expertise, business skills and employer knowledge to help shape and influence the vision and learning experiences of the students within the school.

The importance of parental representation on the Governing Body cannot be under estimated.
As a parent governor:

  • You will bring a parental view to the work of the Governing Body;
  • You will be actively involved in the decisions affecting your child’s school;
  • You will be helping Future Tech Studio School to be a successful school.

When you become a parent governor, you are providing a real opportunity to make a difference and an important contribution to the future of the school.

You can really help us to continue in our drive to ensure that Future Tech Studio School is the best it can be.

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