About the Governors at William Torbitt
Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
All governors are volunteers and do not receive any payment for their work. They play a vital role in the work of the school.
A full Governing Body meeting and Finance and Personnel Committee meeting are held once each half term.
The governing body of the school has three key roles for setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. The governors are accountable to the local authority for the way in which the school is run.
The governors have several main responsibilities:
· Setting strategic direction, objectives and targets for the school
· Reviewing progress against the budget, plans and targets
· Approving the school budget
· Acting as a critical friend to the head teacher and staff by providing support and challenge
· Appointing the Head Teacher
Governors monitor and evaluate progress and regularly review the framework of the school. In all these areas the governors are advised by the Head teacher. The School Improvement Plan will generally provide the main mechanism for the strategic planning process.
The head teacher has the responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body. Governors are not expected to be involved in the day to day management of the school. The head teacher discusses all main aspects of school life with the governing body and will expect governors to both challenge and support the school in its improvement. Acting as a critical friend, governors should seek to question and gain information to enable them to make the best decisions for the school.
This governing body has delegated sufficient powers to the head teacher to enable him/her to perform his/her management duties as effectively as possible. In his/her turn the Head teacher must report regularly to the governors on how those delegated powers have been exercised.
Read our Governors Code of Conduct
The William Torbitt Governing Body is listed below
William Torbitt's Governing Body is made up of 12 Governors:
- The Chair of Governors was appointed by the Local Authority
- Six of the Governors are co-opted governors
- Four of the Governors are parent governors
- One of the Governors is a staff governor
Governor Attendance 2023-24
Governor Attendance 2022-23
SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (AS OF SEPTEMBER 2023)
Rajesh Zala (Chair)
Stuart Phillips (Vice Chair)
Buildings, Health & Safety
Stuart Phillips (Chair)
Achievement and Standards Committee
Jane Tyler (Chair)
English – Stuart Phillips
Maths – Bharathy Jeyanthiran
RSHE – Saba Mirza
Training – Rajesh Zala
Assessment – Jane Tyler
EYFS – Turabi Ay
Safegurading – Turabi Ay
SEND – Turabi Ay
Wellbeing – Bisma Amir and Harpreet Soor