The Governors work closely with the Headteacher in the following areas:
- setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders and ensuring statutory duties are met
- supporting the Head teacher in maintaining high standards of teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety – challenging and strengthening the school leadership and contributing to school self-evaluation
- ensuring financial solvency and probity by the effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, in order to raise standards
The Governors do not manage the school. It is the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team who have that responsibility, supported by the Governors.
Loreto College, St Albans became an academy trust on 1st May 2012. The school is now a registered company, limited by guarantee, and a Trust Board was formed by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (commonly known as the Loreto Sisters) comprising all of the Loreto schools in the UK. Mrs Lynch is a member of this board. Each school has its own governing body who are appointed by the IBVM.
Loreto College (St Albans) has 18 Governors of whom some are foundation, some parent and some staff governors. Additional members are co-opted as required.
The full Governing Body meets twice per term and at committee level at least twice per term.
The committees advise the Governing Body on particular aspects of policy and procedures and are divided into sub-committees when required. The committees are as follows:
Curriculum, Finance, Personnel and Premises
Governors can be contacted in writing via the school office or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Acting Chair of Governors is Mrs Jackie Fakes and the Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Sharon Williams. They can both be contacted on the above email.