COMPASS

The alternative provision school for Weymouth and Portland.

 

Email: office@compass.dorset.sch.uk

Phone: 01305 206530

Address: 307a Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0QU 

 

School Business Manager: Kerry Taylor

 

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Governors

Education in schools has changed drastically in the last two decades. These changes have transformed the role and the work of the governing boards. They now have key responsibilities for setting their school’s aims and policies, deciding how money will be spent, managing the employment of staff and the maintenance and development of the premises. Most important of all, they have an important role in the main purpose of their school – ensuring that its pupils receive the best possible education.

Effective governing boards work in close partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in making decisions. The Headteacher, not the governing board, is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school.


 

How Governing Boards go About Their Work     

The governing board’s formal work and decision-making is undertaken in meetings. Their considerable workload is managed by delegating some tasks to committees or other small working groups. Committees specialise in one of a number of areas, typically curriculum, finance, personnel, premises and resources.

All governors are expected to attend meetings of the full governing board. Indeed, the fact that they are now required to give reasons for non-attendance underlines the importance of attendance. There is usually one full governing board meeting each term. Additionally, governors are expected to belong to a committee. Committee’s usually hold two meetings per term.

Any decisions that need to be made are usually proposed and seconded, but there must be a quorum – 50% of the current numbers of governors on the governing board for a full governing board meetings and three governors for a committee meeting.

Membership of a Governing Body

The number of governors is agreed with the Local Authority and at the moment stands at 10. The precise make-up of the governing board is determined by the type of school, Compass governors are listed below. Governors are usually elected or appointed for four years and can apply to be re-elected or reappointed.


If you are interested in becoming a governor for the school or to view minutes of governing board meetings, please contact Angie Croker, Clerk to the Governors, via the school office.

Full Governors   

Caroline Peer

Chair of Govenors

How appointed: Community

Date of appointment: 1/9/17

Current term ends: 31/8/19

Meetings attended 17/18: FG (5/5), PFR (4/4), T&L (5/5), PC (2/2), EX (1/1)

Relevant business interest: None

Other educational establishments: None

Wendy Davies

Vice Chair & SEN

How appointed: Community

Date of appointment: 1/9/17

Current term ends: 31/8/19

Meetings attended 17/18: FBG (5/5), PFR (5/5), T&L (4/5), PC (2/2)

Relevent business interest: Governor for virtual school 2014

Other educational establishments: Inclusion Director for Budmouth School

Alison Glazier

Compass Headteacher

How appointed: Term of office as headteacher

Date of appointment: 1/9/14

Current term ends: Continues

Meetings attended 17/18: FBG (5/5), PFR (5/5), T&L (5/5)

Relevant business interest: None

Other educational establishments: None

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Associates

Mark Fisher

Compass Deputy Headteacher

How appointed: Associate

Date of appointment: 11/11/15

Current term ends: Continues

Meetings attended 17/18: FBG (4/5), PFR (NR), T&L (4/5)

Relevent business interest: None

Other educational establishments: None

Rebecca Hubbard

Compass Assistant Headteacher

How appointed: Associate

Date of appointment: 3/11/15

Current term ends: Continues

Meetings attended 17/18: FBG (5/5), PFR (NR), T&L (5/5)

Relevant business interest: None

Other educational establishments: None

Andy Matthews

How appointed: Associate

Date of appointment: 1/9/17

Current term ends: 31/8/18

Meetings attended 17/18: FBG (5/5), PFR (3/5), T&L (5/5)

Relevent business interest: Works outside education

Other educational establishments: Member of governing board, Weymouth college. Vice-chair, Economic Vision Board, Portland. Portland Community Partnership

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