School governors are responsible for helping to provide an environment in which a good quality education can be delivered.
They have an important part to play in upholding school standards and shaping the futures of the young people who will form the workforce and community of tomorrow.

Core Functions

The Governing Body has three core functions at Sprowston Community Academy:

  • Setting the strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money

These core functions are consistent with the criteria that Ofsted will use to judge the performance of the Governing Body.
The governing body has the following committees:

  • Local Governing Body – all Governors attend
  • Outcomes for Students, Teaching and Learning (subcommittee)
  • Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (subcommittee)

Additional committee meetings are held if necessary e.g. Staffing Panel

Further details for the roles and responsibilities for governors can be found in the  Terms of Reference

Boudica Schools Trust Governance

For more information on the  Boudica Schools Trust Governance please visit their website.

How to become a Governor

Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds that reflect both the local community and parent voice.  If you are interested in being a Governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via this website to discuss what is involved and what you can offer to the Governing Body. Being a school Governor is rewarding, you need good common sense and an interest in the school and education as a whole – previous experience as a Governor, though welcomed is not necessary! 

A document produced by Governor Services ‘ The Role of the School Governor in Norfolk’ summarises the role of a school governor. 

As Chair of Governors at Sprowston Community Academy I am proud of the Governing Body and the input the Governors have to the school, working closely with staff, students and other stakeholders to be a part of the great school we are.

Ofsted Reports

The school's latest Ofsted Report is available on the Policies & Statutory Information page. Whilst we acknowledge that the outcome of the report is that there is still room for improvement we are confident that the school is constantly moving forward and continually striving and improving.

Governor's Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Download Governors Register

Governing Body Minutes