Stratford Primary School Board of Trustees
The following page has been created to support parents and whanau understand the role of the Stratford Primary School Board of Trustees:
Board of Trustee Minutes: 31 October 2016; 12 December 2016; 13 February 2017; 20 March 2017; 15 May 2017; 6 June 2017; 7 August 2017; 4 September 2017; November 2017; December 2017, 5 February 2018, 19 March 2018, 14 May 2018, 6 August 2018, 17 September 2018 , 12 November 2018, 10 December 2018,
Chair: Brendon Gernhoefer
Parent Elected Members: Brendon Gernhoefer, Sintina Petrie, Kath Weir, Ian Patterson & Hayley Loveridge.
Staff Rep: Deborah Campbell
Principal: Jason Elder
“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. The board is encouraged to ask the right questions. Enhancing student achievement is its focus”.
All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a board of trustees. The board of trustees is the Crown entity responsible for the governance and the control of the management of the school. The board is the employer of all staff in the school, is responsible for setting the school’s strategic direction in consultation with parents, staff and students, and ensuring that its school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students. Boards are also responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration (source: http://www.nzsta.org.nz/representation/board-of-trustees).