The role of the Governing Board at Bolder Academy is determined by the Department for Education to:
In practice, this means that, together with the headteacher, governors are responsible for making sure Bolder Academy provides a high-quality education for students. They also ensure the requirements of the Academy’s Funding Agreement with the Department for Education are met.
Furthermore, Governors responsibilities include:
The Governing Board meets six times a year, with a meeting held each half-term.
When complete, the Governing Board will consist of nine governors (directors/trustees):
Governors are appointed for a term of four years, and are then subject to re-appointment or re-election, depending on the governor role type. Appointments are made in line with the Articles of Association.
There are currently seven governors (5 appointed by Members, one elected by staff, plus the headteacher) and a Clerk to the Board:
An additional staff member and two parent/carer governors will be recruited in the first term when the Academy opens.
Bolder Academy is also known as a Trust and Bolder Academy Trust is the name registered at Companies House. The Trust has three Members.
The role of a Member is separate from the role of a Governor. The Members do not meet as frequently and do not play a role in the strategic direction or the day-to-day management of Bolder Academy. They have responsibility for a small number of significant decisions that are detailed in the Articles of Association. Their main role is to appoint some of the governors/directors and ensure the accountability of the Governing Board.
The three Members are: