Governing Body

The Governing Body comprises of up to twelve members appointed by the members; the Headteacher; up to four Staff Governors elected by staff in the school; one LA Governor appointed by the LA and not less than two Parent Governors elected by parents of students registered at the Academy in a secret ballot. The Governors may also appoint up to three Co-opted Governors.  In particular circumstances, as detailed in the Articles of Association the Secretary of State may appoint Governors to join the Governing body.

Apart from several other specific purposes the Governors mainly support the Academy as members of three Committees which deal with policies, developments and assessment of three different areas of the Academy’s functioning. These committees are:

1) Curriculum and Pupil Progress Committee

2) Staffing and Pupil Welfare Committee

3) Finance, Resources and Audit Committee

The Governors have powers delegated to them from the full Governing Body to make decisions on behalf of the Academy within the remit of the committee’s sphere of concern. The committees meet each term and their work is reported to the full Governing Body in a meeting towards the end of each term.  All policies and budget decisions are decided upon by agreement of the Governing Body.

The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and his Senior Management Team. The Headteacher acts as the Accounting Officer, he is a member of the Finance, Resources and Audit Committee, each of the two Deputies is attached to the other two Governors’ committees.  The Deputies also run Learning Teams (teams of staff with relevant responsibilities) within the school which are linked by area of concern to the relevant Governors’ committees and so the work of the school and that of the Governors is clearly linked through areas of interest, self-evaluation and reporting.

Bexley Grammar School is a single Academy and is not part of a federation.

Mr A Woodcock  (Chair, Appointed Governor ~ 7/3/2013 - 6/3/2017)
Mr I Beattie  (Responsible Officer, Appointed Governor ~ 5/3/2015 - 4/3/2019)
Mrs D Briant (Vice Chair ~ 5/3/2015 - 4/3/2019)
Mr P Clark  (Parent Governor ~ 5/3/2015 - 4/3/2019)
Mr A Cook (Parent Governor ~ 17/11/2014 - 16/11/2018)
Mr S Crowley (Staff Governor ~ 11/11/2012 - 10/11/2016) 
Mr S Elphick (Headteacher & Accounting Officer)
Miss A Fisher (Staff Governor ~ 21/10/2014 - 20/10/2018)
Mr R Gillespie  (LA Governor ~ 10/6/2014 - 9/6/2018)
Mr T Gorrard-Smith (Appointed Governor ~ 5/3/2015 - 4/3/2019)
Mrs A Hatton (Parent Governor ~ 17/12/2012 - 16/12/2016)
Mr M Lines  (Staff Governor ~ 21/10/2014 - 20/10/2018)
Mrs M Pickering (Appointed Governor ~ 5/3/2015 - 4/3/2019)
Mrs A Saridogan (Parent Governor ~ 7/3/2013 - 6/3/2017)
Mrs E Stagg (Appointed Governor ~ 10/3/2015 - 9/3/2019)
Mr I Tonks (Parent Governor ~ 17/11/2014 - 16/11/2018)

 

Governors

Meetings attended

Out of possible

Mr A Woodcock  (Chair, Appointed Governor)

2

4

Mr I Beattie  (Responsible Officer, Appointed Governor)

4

4

Mrs D Briant  (Vice Chair)

1

4

Mr P Clark  (Parent Governor)

3

4

Mr A Cook (Parent Governor)

2

4

Mr S Crowley  (Staff Governor) 

4

4

Mr S Elphick  (Headteacher & Accounting Officer)

4

4

Miss A Fisher  (Staff Governor)

3

4

Mr R Gillespie  (LA Governor)

4

4

Mr T Gorrard-Smith (Appointed Governor)

3

4

Mrs A Hatton  (Parent Governor)

1

4

Mr M Lines  (Staff Governor)

3

4

Mrs M Pickering (Appointed Governor)

3

4

Mrs A Saridogan (Parent Governor)

3

4

Mrs E Stagg (Appointed Governor)

3

4

Mr I Tonks (Parent Governor)

2

4