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How We Are Governed

Our governing body - Management Committee - works together to drive the vision and ethos of our schools and provisions, monitor educational and financial plans, and to provide support to the school in a way that is tailored to their priorities. The governing body consists of 10 governors creating a balanced group with the right experiences, skills and connections to support the school in achieving exceptional performance.

Governors attend six meetings a year and are asked to support and enrich our provisions in a range of other ways including:

  • Undertaking school visits, at least once a term, outside LGB meetings.
  • Taking on a ‘link’ governor role, liaising with other governors in the locality on areas such as finance, data, special educational needs and literacy.
  • Sitting on panels related to the school.
  • Participating in the Waltham Forest Local Authority governor training and development programme.

We are looking for local people who would be committed to supporting The Hawkswood Group's goals to maintain Good and Outstanding provision for all of our vulnerable young people. You need time, enthusiasm and a deep commitment to support our provisions to continually be exceptional in the quality of holistic provision provided for the young people who attend and live within our community.  A full programme of induction, training and support is provided.

Current Statutory Guidance: The Management Committees Of PRUs 2018

 In terms of the composition of management committees, they must contain at least seven, but no more than 20 members. The structure is outlined below:

Parent members

At least one, but no more than one-fifth of the total committee.

Staff members

At least one, but no more than one-third of the total committee.

Local authority appointed members

At least one, but no more than one-third of the total committee.

Community members

Must outnumber all of the other members combined.