Our Governing Body

Our governing body includes: 1 governor nominated by the local authority; The Executive Head teacher; 1 elected staff governor; 2 elected parent governors; and 12 co-opted governors.

The staff governor is elected by the staff and normally serves for 4 years. The parent governors are elected to serve the Governing Body by parents of each school and normally serve for 4 years. Parent governors are pleased to hear about views and ideas and can be contacted in writing via the school office. The co-opted governors are invited onto the Governing Body, by the Governing Body, to add areas of expertise and to represent the local community.

Appointment, committee membership, attendance, and the Register of Business interests are available in the Statutory Documents section on this page.

The Eliot Bank and Gordonbrock Schools Federation Governing Body provide strategic leadership and accountability in both schools. Its main functions are to:

  • To provide a strategic overview that ensures the pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.
  • Act as a “critical friend” of the school by providing the Executive Head, Head of Schools and staff with support, advice and information and monitor and evaluate to school’s effectiveness and promote the interests of the school and pupils.
  • To ensure accountability. We are accountable to parents, pupils, the community, the Local Authority and Ofsted.

It is also responsible for many important decisions in the running of the school. These include:

  • Appointing the Executive Head, Heads of School, and Deputy Headteachers.
  • Governors are also involved in the appointment of teaching staff as appropriate.
  • Agreeing the aims of the school curriculum and ensuring the national curriculum is implemented.
  • Determining how the school’s budget is to be used each year.
  • Dealing with official complaints and exclusions.

Contacting the Governing Body

The Governing Body can be contacted by writing to the Chair of Governors:

Mr Peter Fidel, Chair of Governors
Eliot Bank School
Thorpewood Avenue
London
SE26 4BU

or via email to: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk 

Governing Body Meeting Minutes

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