Governance

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors and their work. 
Bielefeld School is supported by a School Governance Committee (SGC). The SGC fulfils a similar role to that carried out by school governors in the UK. 

Governor Categories


There are several categories of governor that are appointed by different groups with an interest in the school. We have a number of military representatives, MOD schools representatives, parents, carers and staff. All governors have equal status. 

If you are interested in joining the SGC, please contact Mrs. Mason using the email link below. 


The Commitment


The work commitment, in terms of time, is really very small. However, the rewards - in terms of the satisfaction of doing a worthwhile job -could be considerable. Employees are able to take paid time off from work to attend SGC meetings.  No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in Bielefeld School.

The SGC's Role


The SGC's main role is to support the Head Teacher and staff. The phrase, often used to describe the role, is ‘a critical friend’. The SGC helps to set and reach targets, as well as supporting staff to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. 


Key Documents


The key documents are the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the Self Evaluation Form (SEF). The SIP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards. The SEF sets out how well the school is doing and where it aims to make improvements.


Main Functions

The main functions of the SGC are:
  • To provide a strategic view - by helping to set, and keep under review, the broad framework within which the Head Teacher and staff should run the school.
  • To act as a 'critical friend' - by giving support, advice and information - drawing on members' knowledge and experience.
  • To ensure accountability - by discussing and questioning matters such as the school's performance and contributing to its effectiveness.
Please click here to read the MOD schools Terms of Reference for School Governance Committees.

Meetings


The full SGC meets at least once every term. It also has sub-committees, or working groups, to look at particular issues. Sub-committees meet between full SGC meetings.


Members


Below, is the list of the current sub-committees and their members.

Lt Col Maw, the Commander of Bielefeld Station, is the Chair of Bielefeld School's SGC.

Teaching and Learning

Mrs. Buckley (MOD schools SGC Representative)
Mrs. Mason (Head Teacher)
Mr Ahmed (Parent/Carer Representative)
Mrs Louise Stewart (Staff representative)

Behaviour and Safeguarding

Mrs. Irvine (Parent representative)
Mrs. Mason (Head Teacher)
Mrs Jones (Parent representative)
Mrs Thorne (Parent representative)


Named Safeguarding Governor- Mrs Thorne


Finance

Mrs. Mason (Head Teacher)
Mrs Marshall (School Business Manager)
Mr. Leahy (Parent/Carer Representative)
Mrs. Irvine (Parent representative)


Health and Safety


Mrs. Mason (Head Teacher)
Mr. Moore (School Site Supervisor)
Mrs. Nolte (Parent representative)
Mr Medlock (Station representative)

We are committed to providing an excellent environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.