The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school, receiving regular reports on the budget, premises, expected results and progress towards them, the quality of teaching, admissions, staffing, Jewish ethos, the self-evaluation and planning processes, and all other achievements of the school and its students. It sets the admissions policy, approves the school budget, formally determines the pay of all staff, appoints (and appraises the performance of) the Headteacher, and is responsible for maintaining policies on all aspects of the school’s work.
The JCoSS Governing Body (as reconstituted in September 2015) consists of 16 members:
- 4 Parent Governors drawn from and elected by current JCoSS parents
- 1 Governor nominated by Barnet Local Authority
- 1 Staff Governor, drawn from and elected by JCoSS staff
- The Headteacher
- 9 Foundation Governors, nominated by the JCoSS Trust; of these, 2 are proposed by Norwood
The full Governing Body usually meets 4 times per year. It has 5 committees which meet, either as full committees or delegations thereof, prior to each meeting of the full Body: Their terms of reference can be found here
Finance and Premises – dealing with matters relating to the budget, school buildings, security, and health & safety. Their terms of reference can be found here
Teaching and Learning – dealing with matters relating to the quality of teaching, the progress of students, examination results, and the Jewish ethos of the school. Their terms of reference can be found here
Inclusion – dealing with all matters of student behaviour and wellbeing, Special Educational Needs and the PSRP. Their terms of reference can be found here
Admissions – dealing with matters relating to the Admissions Policy for the main school and 6th form. Their terms of reference can be found here
Personnel – dealing with matters relating to teaching and non-teaching staff, including appraisal and training. Their terms of reference can be found here
Please click here to see recent action and impact of the Governing Body
Please click here to view key information regarding members of the JCoSS Governing Body, including membership and attendance at meetings.
Please click here to view the Governing Body Register of Interests 2023/2024