Board of Trustees
2016 - 2019
Chairperson - Russell Matthews
Michael Malins - Principal
- Ray Gilbert Member
- David Tan Member
- Nikki Thompson Member
Rajal Middleton - co opted
Staff Rep - Charlotte Abbott
What is governance and what do Board members do?
Board members are elected to act on behalf of the school’s community to ensure that the school continuously improves student progress and achievement.
Board work is primarily about governance of the school. Governance involves setting strategic direction through our vision, core values and strategic goals. Core work of the board includes setting targets and tracking student progress. This also includes regular review of curriculum areas.
The board monitors financial expenditure of the school and sets a yearly budget. We also establish long term property plans and prioritise property projects with allocated funds.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the school complies with all legal directives made by the government and the Ministry of Education. This is done by ensuring we have robust policies and procedures in place.
There is a clearly documented line between board work and management work. Boards of trustees govern (oversee management) and principals manage the school. It is not the role of the Board of Trustees to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, this is the responsibility of the principal and the school staff.
The Board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision making. To do this the Board needs to be focused on the future, where the school is going, and where the school has been to inform decisions for the future.