The Board of Governors plays an important strategic role and is responsible for establishing the aims and overall conduct of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. It determines the overall strategy for the schools with the Principal, and reviews and approves the implementation of the individual strategies, policies and procedures developed by the Principal and the Executive team to shape the best possible education for present and future pupils. It has responsibility for ensuring the proper control of the schools’ finances and compliance with relevant regulation, particularly the safeguarding of pupils.
The Governors give their time voluntarily, receiving no payment and for continuity are generally expected to serve at least four years on the Board. They offer a blend of skills and experience to help guide and direct the schools. The criteria for the appointment of the Board of up to 21 governors are laid down by the Trust Deed of William Jones’s Schools Foundation and comprise: present or past members of the academic staff of leading universities; a representative from Monmouthshire County Council; members of the Haberdashers’ Company; and individuals with a special knowledge of Monmouth through residence, occupation or employment, some of whom may also be former pupils, current or past parents.