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Academy Governance

Our Governing Body:

The Governors at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy play a key role.  They have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governor pledges:

We will understand our Academy

  • Student attainment and progress,
  • Student  behaviour, attendance and safety
  • Quality of teaching and staff development

We will set our Academy's strategic direction

  • Champion our vision, values and ethos
  • Set priorities for school improvement

We will commission action

  • Agree improvement targets and strategies
  • Agree allocation of resources
  • Agree how to monitor and review progress

We will performance manage our leaders

  • Appoint Principal and support their leadership
  • Hold school leaders to account for progress
  • Ensure financial probity and efficiency

We will check we are fit for purpose

  • Clarify our role and purpose
  • Review ways of working
  • Make sure members have the necessary skills


Governance Structure:

Governor Committees:

Governor Terms of Office:


Governor Meetings Attendance 2016-17

Please note the Register of Governor Interest


Governors Allowance Policy


Governing Body Minutes Policy


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Current Academy Governor Vacancies:


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Meet the Chair