Welcome to 2013|
BOT Newsletter - March 2013: Parent Information Evening
BOT Report for PFA AGM Feb 2013
BOT ELECTIONS 2013
Boards of Trustees were first established in 1990 under ‘Tomorrows Schools’ to provide more community involvement in their schools. Board Members are elected, selected, co-opted or appointed for a three year term to act on behalf of the school’s community to ensure that the school continuously improves student progress and achievement.
The Board of Trustees does this by providing strategic leadership and direction to the school and ensures that the vision and direction is reflected in the school charter and strategic plans. These are developed in conjunction with the Principal and staff.
The Board of Trustees is tasked with the governance of the school, ‘designing the future’ of the school, while the Principal and senior management team are responsible for the day to day functioning and management of the school.
For example the Boards governance role includes:
* Ensuring that the school complies with all legal directives made by the government and the Ministry of Education
* Establishing long term property plans, policies and procedures
* Being a good employer
* Maintaining the financial health of the school
Coatesville School's 2011 Board of Trustees consists of:
- 5 elected parent representatives
- The Principal
- 1 representative elected by the staff
- 1 co-opted member to complete a specific project
The positions of Chair, secretary and Treasurer are elected by the Board and are confirmed annually. Other portfolios are allocated to members based on interest or expertise.
Coatesville School Board, May 2010 - May 2013
Anna-Fay Hinton - Chairperson
Jacqui Cantell - Secretary, PFA Representative
Andrew Couch - Treasurer
Colin Mitten - CHARAC
Jimmy O'Brien - Property
Richard Johnson - Principal
Chris Boulden - Teacher Representative
Rohan Stace - Policy (Co-opted member to complete the policy review started by previous board)
The Board meets at 7 pm in the school staff room on the second Tuesday of each month.
The school community and public are able to attend these meetings and listen to them but cannot participate in them.
If there is an issue that you wish to raise at a Board meeting please speak to a Board member that you know or contact the Board Chair. We will discuss the issue with you and if it is part of the Board of Trustees ‘governance role’ we will include it in our meeting agenda or refer it to the Principal and senior management team if it is a management issue.
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