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



For details of the results of the Parent Governor election held in October/November 2017, please click on the link below …

Result of Parent Governor Election - 6 November 2017