Our Governing body is made up of key figures within the local community. The Chair of Governors is Mr Charles Williams and we have representatives from the local Methodist Church, a Police Liaison Officer, parents and members of the local council. They play a vital role as a “critical friend” and carry out regular inspections focusing on key areas of development, for example, literacy opportunities throughout the whole school and residential provision. Their feedback is presented at the School’s Senior Management Team for discussion and action.
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- We believe in rigorous and robust policies and have a regular process of review and implementation of these policies.
- We place a high value on learning and development and provide ongoing investment in this to ensure staff have the skills, knowledge and support to do their jobs to the best of their ability. Staff participate in progressive CPD so there is always learning, from inductions to 20+ years of service.
- Leaders act as role models to staff at all times, being the change we want to see, we don’t ask anything that as leaders we won’t do ourselves. Leaders remain connected by directly with working with our children and young people.
- As a leadership team we strive to maintain a humble open and supportive position.
- We aim to embed values-led governance structures within the Action for Children frameworks.
- We ensure that we keep up to date with legislation and performance standards.
- We maintain multiple forums for communication and information sharing.
- We believe in data and in using this effectively to bring about change, organisationally and individually.
- We work to adapt well to the constant process of change and pay attention to how to make change safe.
- The school’s proprietor is Action for Children and the school Principal reports to the director of Wales, Brigitte Gater.