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 six governors (5 appointed by Members 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: