Our Governing Body
We have 3 layers of governance in REAch2: local governing bodies which oversee individual schools, cluster boards who oversee each cluster and our Board of Trustees who are ultimately accountable to the Department for Education for the running of the Trust.
All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at www.reach2.org. The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today. You can also find details of who our trustees are.
Our school, like most schools in the Trust, has a local governing body (LGB). There are terms of reference, which detail how the LGB should work and what its responsibilities are. On the REAch2 website, terms of reference are available for all our boards, including the Trust Board. You can also find documents which show how all the different layers communicate and how responsibility and accountability is distributed.
Governance in our school
The LGB holds meetings during the year in which they help to support the school, its leadership and pupils, whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they can and should.
The LGB also works alongside a cluster board where cluster-wide issues are discussed. The Cluster Board is made up of volunteers, just like an LGB, head teachers and chairs of governors. There is also a central team with officers and business partners who specialise in providing support in areas such as finance, HR, health and safety, estates and governance.
Scientia Academy School Governors
Appointed and Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body and REAch2, and are people who the governing body believes have skills that required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
Staff governors are elected by the school staff. Both teaching and support staff employed to work at the school are eligible for staff governorship; volunteers are not eligible.
Parents, including carers, of pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as parent governors. They are elected by other parents. If not enough parents stand for election, the governing body can appoint parent governors. The law does not allow elected members of the local authority, or people who work at the school for more than 500 hours in a year, to become parent governors.
Please see below for the complete list of our current governors with their positions of responsibility, terms of office and details of any business interests that could present a conflict of interest or any connections to other interested parties. Governor attendance at meetings for the previous academic year is also below.
Local Governing Body Roles, Terms of Office & Pecuniary Interests
Local Governing Body Meeting Attendance
Our Chair of Governors is Mr. Abbas Ali, he can be contacted by email: [email protected]