Governors Information


The Bushey St James Executive Trust Board oversees the management and monitoring of these key areas of the school’s activities:

• Targets and Monitoring
• Staffing
• Finance
• Key Policies including Admissions
• Premises Health, Safety and Insurance
• Governance

The Trust Board meets at least three times in a school year and holds an annual AGM which confirms Trustees, approves accounts and appoints auditors.

The Bushey Meads School Governing Body has responsibility for the governance of the school, meeting at least three times in a school year, and delegates responsibility for the management of the school as follows to its committees:

Summary of the Committees of the Bushey Meads School Governing Body
The Appeals Committee considers all appeals in relation to staff pay, staff disciplinary issues, parental complaints and staff grievances.

The Pay Review Committee reviews the pay of all staff on the Senior Leadership Team and Upper Pay Spine, and those recommended for double increment rises, and also review the pay of the Executive Principal.

The Staff Disciplinary Committee considers all matters in relation to staff disciplinary issues.

The Complaints and Grievance Committee considers all appeals in relation to parental complaints and staff grievances.

The Teaching and Learning Committee reviews the school’s curricular and extra-curricular provision, lesson observations, teacher appraisals and staff development, and reviews all policies in relation to these areas. 

The Student Achievement Committee reviews student progression and achievement across the school, analyses progression data, and reviews all policies in relation to these areas including those addressing safeguarding and child protection.  

The Finance and Resources Committee monitors and reviews budgets, benchmarking, fundraising, lettings and site updates, staff contracts, support staff, and all policies in relation to these areas including carrying out an Annual Review of Complaints. 

The Medical Applications Sub-Committee has been delegated responsibility from the Governing Body to review applications which are made to the school on medical grounds. This Committee is currently chaired by a Partnership Governor and has a rolling membership of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 members. The Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis to assess the validity of applications under medical criteria. The Trust will be carrying out a consultation exercise on Admissions policy, procedure and practice during 2015 and terms of reference for this Committee will be considered as part of this process.