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 Ridgway School is run in the best interests of our students and our community.

Ridgway'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 Ridgway
  • the resources are being used prudently to ensure the highest possible quality programmes are provided for Ridgway students.

The board’s role is to:

  • ensure Ridgway School has a clear sense of purpose by establishing its strategic objectives, documenting these objectives in the Ridgway charter, and monitoring progress in achieving these objectives
  • set priorities and goals for improvement of learning and achievement at Ridgway
  • seek assurance from the principal and senior staff that the programmes being implemented at Ridgway can achieve the goals
  • monitor Ridgway's performance against student achievement outcomes
  • seek assurance from the Ridgway's Senior Leadership team that 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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