The governing body, as set out in the legal document the Instrument of Government, comprises 13 governors. The total is made up from differing categories: 8 co-opted, 2 parent, one staff, one headteacher staff and one local authority. With the exception of headteacher staff all terms are for 4 years, although a governor may resign at any time.
How are governors appointed?
Governors do have to meet certain criteria (Declaration Eligibility 2021) and be willing to abide by the Code of Conduct 2020. The staff governor is elected by and from the staffing body. The parent governors are elected by and from the parental body but if no one is elected then a parent of a former pupil may be appointed by the governing body. Other parents, such as those with a child with special educational needs (SEMH) or with a child who has special educational needs and is over 18 may be appointed by the governing body in the absence of applicants from other parental categories. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body based on their skill set. The local authority governor is appointed by the governing body but has also been approved by a local authority panel. Associate members (if any) are appointed by the governing body for specific roles. They do not have a vote at full governing body meetings. Should you wish to apply to become a governor please contact the school office for an application form.
Vacancies: There are currently three vacancies in the co-opted category and two in the parent category. The governing body would like to hear from you if you are interested in filling either of these roles. Please contact for further information, Janet Johnson, clerk to the governing body – firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Wall, Chair of Governors – email@example.com or via the school office – 01273 604472
Governors and Register of Interests
Governing Body Work
The work of the Governing Body has three main strands:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school, which is managed by the School Leadership Team. Governors agree to abide by the Governors Code of Conduct 2020 More information about the role of governors is available in the Governance Handbook October 2020
Homewood College has connections with The Connected Hub and Brighton and Hove Pupil Referral Unit and together they form The Central Hub. From April 2018 they have all been led by an Executive Headteacher. The governing body at Homewood College liaises with members of these units’ management committee to develop the benefits of joint working. The structure of the governing body changed in autumn 2018 from having two committees to carry out some of its work, to two working groups made up of governors and members of the Management Committee and a Resources Committee made up solely of governors. The working groups have advisory powers only. There is also a pay committee (remit) drawn from the governing body that sits to fulfil its functions under the pay policy.
- Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (Remit Sept 2017 )
- Safeguarding Attendance Behaviour and Wellbeing (Remit Sept 2017)
Committees from September 2018:
- Resources (Remit)
Working groups from September 2018:
Approved, non-confidential minutes will be published on this page for the full governing body and committee meetings from the last 3 years once they have been approved at the following meeting. Just click on the date of the meeting. These include details of governors’ attendance. Non confidential agenda papers may be available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings School Year 2020/21
25th January 2021 16th or 24th March 2021 12th May 2021 16th June 2021 14th May 2021
Resources Committee: 21st October 2020 22nd February 2021
Meetings School Year 2019/20
Meetings School Year 2018/19
Full Governing Body meeting minutes:
Resources Committee meeting minutes:
Meetings School Year 2017/18
Full Governing Body meeting minutes: