Beldon Education Support Centre has a School Board made up of the Board Chair, school Principal, parents, community members and staff, with the majority of members being parents and community members. The School Board meets once a term to establish, monitor and review the strategic direction for the school.
The functions of the School Board are to:
- work within the Department of Education’s relevant legislation and regulations;
- contribute to the School Delivery and Performance Agreement and the Business Plan. (These documents summarise what the school wants to achieve in the future and how it plans to get there; the agreement will be signed off by the chair of the Board, Principal and Director General);
- endorse and review the annual budget (the budget summarises the income received annually from the Department of Education and other sources; It also lists planned expenditure, including salaries);
- assist with the formulation of codes of conduct (guiding principles designed to influence decisions and actions that the school takes);
- review the performance of the school;
- create interest in the school within and across the community;
- assist with principal selection when a vacancy arises (the chair of the School Board will be a member of the selection panel);
- approve fees, charges, contributions and items of personal use (booklists);
- approve extra cost optional components of programs;
- hold one open meeting each year to report to the school community.
The School Board is a terrific forum in which to make a difference in your children’s schooling.