The Pinnacle Federation Governing Body consists of:
- 1 Executive head teacher
- 1 Staff governor
- 2 Parent governors
- 1 Local authority governor
- 4 Foundation governors
- 7 Co-opted governors
- Associate governors
The majority of governors do not have an educational background, however, they bring experience and expertise from their home and work lives which the school finds invaluable.
- Parent governors are self-nominated and elected by a vote across both schools. As well as carrying out governor activities they offer a parent perspective in all discussions. Their term of office is 2 years.
- The local authority governor is nominated by the local authority to represent them in the governing body. They do not have to work for a local authority but their appointment is always approved by them. Their term of office is 2 years.
- Foundation governors are appointed by the dioceses of both Bristol and Gloucester and represent the church in the governing body. They are appointed to ensure that Christian ethos is preserved and developed within school and that religious worship reflects the tradition of the Church of England. Their term of office is 4 years.
- Co-opted governors are people from the community who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the federation. The term of office for each co-opted governor is 2 years from date of appointment.
- Associate governors are also appointed by the governing body, and are allowed to attend meetings and sit on committees. Their usual term of office is 2 years.
Execution of Responsibilities
The governing body elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson annually with the term of office being 1 year. Our full governing body is additionally supported by three sub-committees – resources, standards and ethos.
The resources committee is responsible for overseeing budgets, finances, staffing, health & safety and matters relating to the premises of each school. This committee completes an annual evaluation – the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) – confirming that all processes and procedures are sound and that the school leadership team and the governing body appropriately ensure financial control and best value in all aspects of each school’s affairs.
The standards committee is responsible for all matters relating to the delivery of the curriculum, subject leadership, achievement, attainment and behaviour. It also monitors progress of the school development plan and the implementation of pupil premium and SEND spending to ensure that attainment of disadvantaged or vulnerable children is maximised.
The ethos committee is responsible for promoting a Christian ethos and British values across both schools. It monitors the content and impact of religious education (RE) and collective worship to ensure pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is nurtured and that they gain an understanding of the Christian faith in its fullest context. It also promotes the links between the schools, local churches and the wider community.
We set, agree and oversee budgets, monitor the implementation of changes in law and ensure the national curriculum is being taught such that all pupils have equal access to education. To do this we meet regularly throughout the year, as a full governing body and in sub-committees (resources, standards and ethos). We also maintain a close relationship with the executive head and staff in order to provide a source of support and challenge.
If you wish to contact a governor, for any reason, please do so via the school office.
Pinnacle Schools Federation Instrument of Government
Record of Attendance at meetings 2020-21