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Academy Governors’ Meetings

By law, governing bodies must meet at least three times every year, as a Full Governing Body, but the on-going business is discussed by smaller committees.  All areas of the Academy’s work are discussed, reported on and decisions are taken by a majority vote.

A typical Governors’ meeting agenda might include:

  • Principal’s report and issues raised
  • Update on Personnel matters e.g. appointments made
  • Reports from the Committees: Pastoral, Curriculum, Personnel and Finance
  • Budget Monitoring
  • A review of recent and forthcoming Academy events and initiatives
  • Governor training
  • Any current key or current issues (e.g. academy status, Ofsted requirements)


At The Elizabethan Academy we have 6 sub-committees which meet at least once a term, and sometimes more frequently, if circumstances demand it. The committees are:

  • Pupil Support Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Post-16
  • Audit Risk and Pay Committee
  • Principal’s Performance Management Committee


There is also a Governors’ Exclusion Committee (Discipline) which meets to discuss any permanent exclusion cases and has the power to reinstate an excluded pupil or to reduce the term of the exclusion.