The closing date for return of nomination forms for our two Parent Governor vacancies was on Monday 16 October 2017 at 12.00 noon.

We have received four nominations, therefore, this will proceed to ballot.  Ballot papers will be sent home to parents/carers via students on Monday 30 October 2017.


Belper School and Sixth Form Centre is a Foundation School.  Foundation Schools are devolved from the Local Authority and the governors of the school have increased roles and responsibilities.

Governing bodies have a strong focus on three core strategic functions of the school

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our full Governing Body normally meet twice each term.  Responsibilities are delegated to sub-committees for key areas.     These sub-committees are …

  • Curriculum and Performance
  • Joint Consultative Committee
  • Personnel and Finance
  • Site
  • Student Matters, Equality and Community

At meetings, our Governors receive information, discuss key issues and are involved in the decision-making process on matters affecting the operational and strategic direction of the school.

Further information on the membership of our Governing Body and its Committee structure can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the links below.  The information given in the links relates to the academic year 2016-2017.  This information will be updated for the current academic year once the first Full Governing Body Meeting of 2017-2018 has taken place towards the end of September.

Governing Body Committee Structure 2017-2018
Governing Body - Terms of office and responsibilities (September 2017)

 Governing Body Committees – Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Governing Body and its committees are shown below …

Governing Body - Terms of Reference
Curriculum & Performance Committee - Terms of Reference
Joint Consultative Committee - Terms of Reference
Personnel and Finance Committee - Terms of Reference
Pay Policy Committee - Terms of Reference
Site Committee - Terms of Reference
Student Matters, Equality and Community Committee - Terms of Reference