Penn Wood’s Board of Governors commits to continuous evaluation, monitoring and improving the quality and impact of governance. This impact statement for parents will be published on the school’s website and the Board will publish a new statement annually in line with best practice.
Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School Governing Board provides strong strategic leadership that champions the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction. Our Governing Board’s minutes demonstrate clear acceptance of the 7 principles of public life – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. These translate into the acceptance of the ethical leadership framework (live consultation from Spring 2018). The Board and Executive Leadership of the school work in partnership through relationships built on trust and professionalism. As a result, governors are able to monitor and evaluate the school’s work and school staff are trusted with strategic and operational leadership that has built a powerful learning community for all children, staff and governors. The table below sets out some of our key actions this year and the impact they have had linked to the areas identified in the Department for Education’s Competency Framework for Governance, January 2017, Strategic Leadership, Accountability, People, Structures, Compliance and Evaluation.