Berkhamsted Schools Group is an incorporated charity led by a Board of Governors.
Our governors are the company directors and charity trustees of the Berkhamsted Schools Group, with control over all aspects of the charity.
We aim to have between 12 and 15 governors on the board at all times, with each governor possessing a wide range of skills and experiences that will benefit the school.
The board of governors meets five times a year and has established three subcommittees to assist with the day-to-day running of each school.
Our objectives are: “to promote the education (including social and physical training) of boys and girls and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, to conduct day or day and boarding schools in or near Berkhamsted at which religious education (in accordance with the principles of the Church of England) is provided.”
These subcommittees meet once every term, covering matters such as:
- Risk and Regulatory
- A Chairman’s committee meets once each term to discuss matters of strategy, but this committee is not a decision-making entity.
The Chairman’s committee consists of the Chair of Governors and the chairs of the subcommittees.
School governors are recommended by the nominations subcommittee, which meets as and when required.
Governors serve a term of three years with a maximum of three consecutive terms of office. They are approved or re-elected by the board of governors.
Interested in becoming a Governor at Berkhamsted Schools Group?
Our articles of association allow for a minimum of twelve and a maximum of fifteen Governors at any one time. Subject to performance Governors will normally serve up to three terms of three years and we aim to ensure an even distribution of retirement dates to allow the continued safe running of the school.
The Governors have agreed that we should have a wide range of expertise within the governing body but that at all times the following core skills must be covered.
Education, Business Expertise, Law, Governance, Finance, Property
If you are interested in knowing more about the requirements of being a Governor please email our Clerk mentioning your experience and why you want to join our board.