The Trustee Board is supported by a Board of Governors, which has a distinct and separate identity from that of the Trustees. The Governors are responsible for securing the effective and efficient operation and management of Rutherford School.
The Scheme of Delegation sets out formally the powers delegated by the Trustees to the Governing Board, the terms on which they are delegated and reporting requirements.
To ensure good communication between the two Boards, yet maintain some distinction and independence, the Chair of the Governing Board is a Trustee and at least two individuals serve on both Boards. The Governing Board fulfils the responsibilities of the Governing Body of the Charity’s non maintained special school and includes elected parent and staff representatives.
Ad Hoc committees are established, from time to time, to address specific issues.
The head of School’s report provides a summary at Governing Body Meetings of relevant developments across the school, it also includes budget performance, health & safety and maintenance updates. The Governors are alerted to other relevant Education or Local Authority alerts or new regulatory requirements.