School Board

Board members

Paul Diack (Presiding Member)

Vicki Robinson (Principal)

Mandy Dawson (Staff Representative)

Alan Bate

Nick Brown

Sian Mitchell

Board members are entrusted with the role of ensuring the school is governed effectively. In other words, they are elected or appointed by our school community to make certain that the school and its board have the necessary structures and processes in place to effectively manage day-to-day operations.

The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all stakeholders and is accountable for the school’s performance. It emphasises strategic leadership, sets the vision for the school and ensures that it complies with legal and policy requirements. Policies are at a governance level and outline clear delegations to the Principal. The board and Principal form the leadership team with the role of each documented and understood. The Principal reports to the board as a whole with committees used sparingly and only when a need is identified in order to contribute to board work. The board is proactive rather than reactive in its operations and decision-making and does not involve itself in the administrative details of the day-to-day running of the school. Enhancing student achievement is its focus.

The board is clear that its primary role is one of oversight, leadership, direction, and policy setting. The day-to-day administration of the school is delegated to the Principal within a clear policy framework and the board receives reports on progress at board meetings. The Principal is the board’s chief advisor and the professional leader of the school.