School governors are the leaders of the school and have an important role in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This includes: agreeing the values and aims of the school; agreeing the school’s policies; holding the main responsibility for finance and making decisions about balancing of resources; and agreeing school targets, how they are to be achieved and then monitoring progress towards their achievement.
Governors meet twice per term as the full Governing Body. The Governing Body also has a Resources Committee and a Quality Committee, which meet twice per term to support its work.
The Governing Body includes parents (elected by parents at the school), a staff member (elected by staff), a local councillor and members of the local community (appointed by the governing body), as well as the head teacher.
In July 2011, the Governing Body won the Outstanding Full Governing Body Award at the second Ealing Governance Awards, for the dedication and support given to the senior leadership team and the wider school.
School governing bodies need to have the right skills to carry out the role. From time to time the Governing Body will advertise specific vacancies that it needs to fill, but we welcome contact from anyone interested in working with us at any time.
If you would like to discuss becoming a governor at Acton High School please contact Guy Fiegehen, Chair of Governors.
The Governors and their responsibilities are::
Details of all Governors' interests and other trustee and governorships are available on our Register of Interests page.
Structure and Meetings
Details of the structure of the Governing Body and its committees, and the frequency and timings of their meetings, are available here. Details of attendance at these meetings in 2015/16 are available on the Attendance page.
The Governor Code of Practice can be downloaded below: