The Role of the Board

Boards of trustees are Crown entities and are responsible for the governance of schools. The board's role, is to make sure that Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School is run in the best interests of our students and our community.

Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School's board needs to be able to assure the government that:

  • our students are receiving a high quality standard of education
  • national priorities for school education are being addressed at Tawatawa - Ridgway
  • the resources are being used prudently to ensure the highest possible quality programmes are provided for Tawatawa - Ridgway students.

The board’s role is to:

  • ensure Tawatawa - Ridgway has a clear sense of purpose by establishing its strategic objectives, documenting these objectives in the Tawatawa - Ridgway charter, and monitoring progress in achieving these objectives
  • set priorities and goals for improvement of learning and achievement at Tawatawa - Ridgway
  • seek assurance from the principal and senior staff that the programmes being implemented at Tawatawa - Ridgway can achieve the goals
  • monitor Tawatawa - Ridgway's performance against student achievement outcomes
  • seek assurance from the Tawatawa - Ridgway's Senior Leadership team that Tawatawa - Ridgway's resources are being used optimally to deliver the agreed outcomes, ensuring, for example, that resources are available to ensure the knowledge and skills of the teachers are up to date
  • be accountable for the exercise of decision-making rights.
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