This report summarises what the governors have been doing over the academic year 2015-2016 and how we have played a role in our pupils' education. It is also part of how we evaluate our own performance to ensure that we are making a positive difference.
The priority for Darlinghurst's governors is to ensure that all pupils progress well in their education and that coming to this school adds value to their prospects. We understand that for this to be achieved pupils must be supported by a well-managed, inspiring and motivated staff who work together in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment to ensure that the school's vision of a 'happy learning community where everyone works hard, plays well and achieves their best' continues.
To do this, we work with the Principal and Senior Leadership team (SLT) to develop the strategic direction of the school, as set out in our Academy Improvement Plan (AIP) and hold them to account for its delivery.
We ask for and receive high-quality pupil progress information from the SLT, and form our own view on the quality of provision by visiting the school and talking with staff, pupils, parents and carers. We also get involved in key recruitment, resource and financial decisions to make sure that investment in the school helps it to develop appropriately to support our local community and pupils, and ensure that our committed and talented staff can raise standards and excel...