Governance in schools and preschools is the responsibility of the governing council whose role is directed by the constitution and code of practice. In this model of governance:
Set Broad Direction (In conjunction with the site leader)
The governing council identifies and incorporates, where possible, student, parent and community input and values into the broad direction of the school. The principal/preschool director brings the staff perspective to these undertakings. The broad direction may include a future vision, a statement of purpose and a set of values that clearly focus on improving student learning.
Develop Broad Directional Policy
The governing council develops broad policy statements that facilitate the achievement of the school vision and broad direction.
Initiate and Approve Recommendations and Strategies
All recommendations must conform with government policy, industrial agreements, DECD policy and direction and site decision making structures.
Other roles of Governing council include:
The East Adelaide School Governing Council is made up of 22 voting members including, 2 teaching staff, the elected parent member and the principal.
Elections for Governing Council are held at the AGM usually held by mid February.
Committees assist the governing council to carry out its functions more efficiently and effectively by handling matters that require considerable discussion, development or planning. They may be established to give advice on such responsibilities as finance, buildings and grounds, education policy and community relations.
Governing council committees are seen as a valuable way of:
The sub committees formed through our constitution include:
The current members of Governing Council include:
Site management and educational leadership is the responsibility of the principal and staff. It is not a part of the governance role involving the governing council and wider community.
For further details please access the following website and follow the links through to Governance www.decd.sa.gov.au
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|Download||File Size||File Type|
|Governing Council Sub Committee Reports 2017||708KB||Adobe PDF|
|Governing Council Code of Practice||292KB||Adobe PDF|
|Governing Council Constitution||166KB||Adobe PDF|