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Governance & Policies

Hello and welcome to the governors’ section of the Frederick Gent website.

I’m Sandra Fitton-Wilde, Chair of the Local Governing Body (LGB) for Frederick Gent School (FGS) that operates within the Two Counties Trust (TTCT).

Over the last four years we have ensured that the LGB is made up of people with appropriate expertise and experience to be able to carry out the role competently and TTCT frequently quotes our operation as a model for successful governance eg: this was the first LGB within TTCT to undertake annual governor reviews as part of accountability processes.

To date that expertise and experience covers education in secondary schools, local community groups, GDPR, health and safety, parent governor, social work, safeguarding, employment law and the link governor from TTCT has expertise and experience in Finance.

Our role as the LGB is to:

  • Assure the strategic direction for the school is appropriate, ambitious, financially viable and promotes, excellence for all of its community.
  • Act as a critical friend to the Head teacher providing a balance between support and constructive challenge.
  • Ensure accountability and transparency of operation.

The role is carried out via:

  • Completion of mandatory training.
  • Full governor meetings
  • Link governor meetings in relation to Careers, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEND and Behaviour.
  • Meetings between Chair and Head teacher.
  • Attendance and input at behaviour panels, appointment interviews and other panels.
  • Input into the quality assurance processed of the school.
  • Keeping up to date via various online resources and undertaking relevant training associated to the role.

As Chair I am very much keen on promoting a safe and successful environment within school for all to work in and enjoy my role and contribution towards Frederick Gent School.

I can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors should you have anything you like to discuss on the email clerk@fgs.derbyshire.sch.uk

Sandra Fitton-Wilde

Chair of Governors

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