Overall responsibility for the school lies with the Governors. The Governors appoint the Head, who is responsible for the direction of the school within a broad approved framework. The Governors also, appoint the Bursar, who has particular responsibility for the school’s finances and premises. Meetings of the Board of Governors take place once each term, with an additional strategy meeting in the autumn term.
Key areas of focus for the Governors include the ethos of the school, long term strategy, key property decisions, major financial decisions (for example agreement of budget, fee increases), overall academic performance, and structural issues regarding recruitment, and reward of teachers.
Two sub-committees meet each term:
- Finance & General Purposes Committee: which is concerned with all financial matters relating to the school, including salary structures, and major operational matters requiring governor input e.g. development of school buildings and facilities, and health and safety matters.
- Education Committee: which oversees educational policy, the quality of teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on academic standards, educational resources, and academic policies between the two parts of the school.
The present Governing Body comprises:
Chairman: Dr Anthony Paterson
Vice Chairman: Peter Morris
Clerk: Tessa Smith-Winnard
The address for correspondence to the Chair of Governors is c/o Lucton Pierrepont School Educational Trust, Lucton School, Herefordshire, HR6 9PN.