The Holt School's Governing body exists to provide strategic leadership for the school in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team and is responsible and accountable in law and practice for major decisions taken by school for its future. A further key role is to act as a "critical friend" in providing fair and constructive challenge to the Headteacher and her team.
There are currently seventeen Governors: six parent Governors elected by parents of students at the school; three staff Governors elected by their colleagues; seven community Governors appointed by members of the Academy Trust; and the Headteacher who is an ex-officio member. Upon conversion of the school to academy status, Governors felt it important to maintain the principle of election of Governors by their peer groups, including staff and parents, in order to achieve appropriate representation of the various stakeholder groups.
The Full Governing Body meets at least termly with its detailed work carried out by the Finance & Premises, Standards & Curriculum and Strategic Committees with a similar frequency. In addition, there is a small group who meet to consider Health & Safety matters. A scheme of delegation exists to ensure that decisions are made at an appropriate level and in a timely and efficient way.
At least one Governor is in attendance at parents’ evenings at school as well as at the celebratory Year 11 and Year 13 events and will be available to speak with you. At any other time please direct any queries to me via the Clerk to the Governors (Katie Warner), either via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or at the school address Holt Lane, Wokingham, RG41 1EE.
Peter Mercer (Chair of Governors)
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Please click here for a list of Governor meetings for 2016-2017.
Register of interests, related party transactions and attendance of meetings
Owing to the nature of schools operations and the composition of the board of governors being linked to local public and private sector organisations, it is inevitable that sometimes transactions will take place with organisations in which a member of the board of governors may have an interest.
The Holt School therefore maintains a register of governors business interests which is updated annually and is referred to at all meetings so that governors may withdraw if they have an interest in matters arising. For the years ended 31 August 2013 to 2015, no related party transactions have taken place.
The Academy also maintains a report of attendance of meetings by Govenors.