The governance structure of the Coombe Secondary Schools Academy Trust (CSSAT) comprises the Board of Trustees, a Local Governing Body for the Coombe Secondary Schools and a Local Governing Body for Knollmead Primary School.
I am proud to be the Chair of Governors for the Coombe Secondary Schools and the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
We support the schools in promoting high standards of educational achievement, promoting and securing the welfare of pupils at school, and monitoring and keeping under review the schools’ aims and objectives, policies and targets. We act as “critical friends” and try to ask probing questions whilst working together with the Head Teacher and her/his staff. We are not involved in the day to day running of the schools which is the responsibility of the Head Teacher and her/his senior leadership teams.
The full Governing Body meets once a term and has a clear scheme of delegation to our committees which consider finance, personnel, the curriculum, pastoral matters and health and safety. Parent governors participate fully in the meetings of the Governing Body and are active in the committees. Minutes for all committee meetings are available on request from the school office.
If you would like to know more about the work of the Directors and Governing Bodies please contact me or Diana Brotherston, Chair of the Knollmead Governing Body, through the schools.
Chair of Governors for the Coombe Secondary Schools