School Structure

Induction Task

Task 1
Describe what each of the following do in your school:

• School Governors
The School Governors work together with the Head Teacher to agree the aims and conduct of the school.   They ensure that the pupils have full entitlement to the agreed curriculum and managing the school within its allocated budget.   They also have a personal financial responsibility.
Governors at Benhurst are appointed to provide:
• strong links between the school and the community it serves.
• a wide experience of the outside world.
• an independent view.
• a visible form of accountability for the Head Teacher and staff of the school.
• a team focusing on long term development and improvement.
• accountability to the community for the use of resources and the standards of teaching and learning in the school.
• support for the Head Teacher and staff.

• Head Teacher
The Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school.
He also has the overall responsibility for the day to day management of SEN provision and the Accessibility Plan.   The Head works closely with the school's SEN coordinator (SENCo) and keeps the governing body fully informed about the working of the policy, taking account of the requirements listed by Ofsted.   He also   encourages all members of staff to participate in training to help them to meet the objectives of this policy including that the SENCo achieves the statutory requirements for the performance of his/her duties.

The Head is also the Child Protection Office and therefore has to act upon any reported concerns as well as making sure that the staff are familiar and adhering to the Child Protection Policy.   The Head is the first point of contact for issues of Child Protection.

Our Head also has overall responsibility for the Budget and Health and Safety at the school.

• Senior Management Team
The Senior Management team co-ordinates the delivery of the National Curriculum within the school.   They...