Kelmscott Primary SCHOOL BOARD
WHAT IS THE SCHOOL BOARD?
The Kelmscott Primary School Board is a committed group who work in a consultative and decision-making capacity with-in the school. The role of the Board is that of involvement in the governance of the school, which means taking part in the shaping and monitoring of the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions.
The Board is comprised of elected parents, school staff and members of the community along with the Principal.
The Board works in a consultative and decision-making capacity with the school to achieve the best outcomes for students.
In the School Education Act 1999 it clearly outlines the role of a School Board. Basically the role of the School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school. The school Board is not about running the school – as that is the job of the Principal. It is however, all about providing expertise and additional support in helping the school to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
WHAT DOES THE BOARD DO?
The School Board will participate in:
- Endorsing of the Delivery and Performance Agreement;
- Development and endorsement of the school’s annual report;
- Development, endorsement and review of the school budget and Business Plan;
- Processes to review school performance, and
- Processes to determine satisfaction levels of parents, staff and students, with results reported in the school’s annual report.
The School Board’s responsibilities also involve:
- Establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and policy directions;
- Financial arrangements to fund those objectives;
- Evaluating the school’s performance in achieving the objectives, and
- Formulating codes of conduct for the students.
The School Board does NOT:
- Manage the day to day running of the school;
- Represent specific interest groups, or permit special interests dominating the agenda;
- Intervene in the educational instruction of students, or
- Performance manage the Principal or Staff.
Currently the 2019 Board has taken an active approach to many of the new initiatives and committees being formed based upon feedback from the 2015 IPS review. This year nominations will be sought and elections held for the parent vacancies below. The School Chair position will be decided by the Board itself during the first meeting.
WHO ARE THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS?
In 2019, the current School Board members are:
School Chair and Parent Representative:
Mr Wally Turner
Mrs Rebecca Instance
Mrs Josephine Easton
Mrs Alison Aldersea
Mrs Cathy Maxwell
Miss Julie Sommers
Mrs Catherine Stewart
Mrs Charlotte Shirriff
Mr Mark Tjerkstra
Mrs Peita Bulloch
Mr Paul Woodley - (Maths and Literacy Consultant and Past Principal)
Vacancies to be decided by the Board.
The School Board has a Code of Conduct that clearly outlines for all Board members (be they staff elected parents or community representatives) what is expected of them.
The School Board, encourage you to consider nominating for future vacant positions and we welcome people from a range of background and skills to add diversity to the Board.
CAN I BRING A MATTER TO THE SCHOOL BOARD’S ATTENTION?
Yes! Our Board is approachable and is always interested in hearing about concerns, possible improvements or even potential initiatives from both the School and wider communities.
Board members can only deal with matters falling within the ambit of their role, and collectively.
If you would like to speak to any of the board members, please contact them directly by email. If you are unsure if a matter should be raised with the School Board please contact the Principal.
The School Board holds meetings throughout the year. Annually the Board holds a Public Open Meeting, where everyone is invited to attend.