The pupils and staff of The Link Primary School

would like to wish you all a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Governors

The Link Primary School has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which has been given certain delegated responsibilities by the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) Board of Directors through a Scheme of Delegation.

Some of the LGB’s key responsibilities are:

Setting the strategic direction of the school by:
• Ensuring the values, aims and objectives for the school are aligned to those of OHCAT
• Implementing the policy framework for achieving the agreed aims and objectives
• Setting statutory targets
• Agreeing the school improvement strategy

Challenging and supporting the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:
• The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
• Progress towards targets
• The implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
• The budget and the staffing structure

Ensuring accountability by:
• Monitoring the school’s self-evaluation documentation
• Responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
• Holding the Head to account for the performance of the school
• Ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
• Making information available to the community

The LGB generally meets once a term and comprises of people from the community with relevant skills and experience, parent and staff governors.

Additionally, the LGB has established a Pay Committee comprised of the Chair of the LGB and two further governors – these will be the HR portfolio holder and the Finance portfolio holder unless circumstances do not permit. The Pay Committee meets once a year to consider the Head teacher’s salary recommendations for all teaching staff, and to ensure that all pay decisions have been made in line with OHC&AT’s Pay Policy and OHC&AT’s Appraisal Policy

‘Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given our daughter. The Link is a great school and our decision to send our daughter here was the best decision we made.”

Parental Survey 2017

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