Governance

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The Governing Body of Bucks UTC acts as the critical friend of the Principal and senior leadership team, and provides support and challenge. Governors have a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the UTC with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a strategic view of the UTC by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school
  • Ensuring the quality of educational provision
  • Setting targets for student achievement
  • Challenging and monitoring the performance of the academy
  • Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • Ensuring good financial health and probity
  • Appointing staff including the Principal
  • Reviewing staff performance and pay

In fulfilling these responsibilities an effective governing body will:

  • Help the UTC to set high standards by planning for its future and setting targets for improvement
  • Keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • Be a critical friend to the UTC, offering support and advice
  • Help the UTC respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • Make the UTC accountable to the public for what it does
  • Work with the UTC on planning, developing policies and keeping these under review
  • Exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Principal and staff
  • Not intervene in the day-to-day management of the UTC unless there are weaknesses, when it then has a duty to take action.

Contact the Governors

Should you wish to contact the Governors, please do so via the Chair, Professor Ruth Farwell, either in writing to:

Professor Ruth Farwell Buckinghamshire UTC Oxford Road Aylesbury HP21 8PB

Or via the Clerk at: ccochran@learningtrust.net

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