Welcome to the workings of Sheldon’s Governing Body from Chair of Governors, Louise Carver.

The Governing Board is proud of the school, its staff and students. We act as a critical friend, supporting and challenging the school in all aspects of its work.

The Full Board of Governors meets six times each year.

Sub committees support the Board whose task is to carry out appropriate detailed background work. The committees, which each meet five or six times a year, report each meeting to the Full Board of Governors.

The committees are:

  • Strategy Committee

  • Finance and Audit Committee

  • Curriculum Committee

  • Staffing Care and Guidance Committee

  • Premises Committee

  • Public Relations and Marketing Committee

It is one of the responsibilities of the Chair of Governors to ensure that the Board of Governors comprises members with a wide range of backgrounds and professional expertise so that the Board can operate successfully in achieving its aims. To this end, the Board of Governors includes members with professional backgrounds in finance, architecture, human resources and education. The board has staff, parent and community governors. We can also co-opt persons with specific expertise as and when it is needed.

As Chair of Governors I meet with the Head at least once a month. Governors have a faculty to which they are linked so that we ensure all aspects of the school and the curriculum are supported.

It is the governors’ responsibility to ensure that the school aims and Sheldon Charters are met and upheld.

The school aims to enable all young people to become:

  • successful, independent learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve

  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives

  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

The Sheldon Charters Board is the guardian of the charters and its role is to ensure the Governing Body works within the charters set out in the academy’s constitution. Once a year the Governing Body reports to the Charters Board.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors directly the email address is:

To email The Clerk to the Governors, contact:

Members of the Sheldon Board of Governors are the directors of the academy trust - a company that is limited by guarantee.

“Ensuring that pupils are healthy physically and mentally is central within all safeguarding policies and practices and is an exemplary feature in the school.”