Camden School is a voluntary aided foundation school within Camden Local Authority. This means that the charity, The Camden School Foundation of Frances Mary Buss , owns the school site and all the school’s buildings and has delegated control over their use to the Governors of the school. It also means the school has other responsibilities including employing its own staff and providing a 10% contribution towards the cost of almost all building work.
The school governing body includes governors appointed by the Foundation, the local authority, parents and staff.
Their role is to help shape the overall direction of the school, monitor progress and standards, review and approve the budget, appoint and support the Head and senior staff, review policies and procedures and ensure the school fulfils its statutory duties.
Governors meet regularly and non-staff governors also keep in contact with different departments of the school, have responsibility for specific policies and attend events and performances. We also hold regular meetings with parents to provide a forum for communication.
There are two permanent committees of governors that consider detailed matters within their remit and report to the full governing body. They are:
Other committees are convened as necessary to consider other matters such as disciplinary issues, fundraising and appeals.
The school has a long tradition of promoting opportunities for girls. At sixth form level it admits boys to its roll. The school aims to create a social and physical environment which combines security and care with challenge, stimulus and the highest expectations, where staff and pupils work together with the understanding and support of parents/carers. It is the policy of governors to sustain and to promote the school’s ethos, heritage and philosophy within the contexts of public policy, social trends and educational need.
Among our key priorities are: improving the quality of students’ learning; narrowing the gap between the achievement of the most disadvantaged pupils and other pupils; raising attainment at KS4; taking action to secure the quality of education provided by the school despite budget cuts and maintaining our exceptional pastoral care and high educational achievements.
You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to see the attendance record at governing body and committee meetings for the past 12 months, click here here to see the members whose term has expired or have stepped down in the past 12 months.
There are currently 4 vacancies on the governing body (2 Parent-Governors, 1 Foundation Governor and 1 Staff Governor).
Nomination Form and information about who is eligible to stand for a Parent Governor are available below: