Governance and Governors
Our school is governed by our Council of Management. They meet at least six times a year and are accountable for upholding our Waldorf ethos, major strategic decisions, evaluating risks and maintaining the financial and educational viability of the school.
Elmfield's Council - Governance, what is it & why?
Members of Council are volunteers, freely giving time, knowledge & skills, to work as the school's governing body. Elmfield, as a not-for-profit charity, is obliged to have trustees with the duty to ensure the school does what it was set up to do, which is, provide "education according to the principles of Rudolf Steiner", and , in doing so, meet the test of "public benefit" as defined by the Charity Commission. Similarly, Council members are also directors of a company "limited by guarantee", answerable to Elmfield School Association, which elects them. The word "Council" therefore integrates governance, trusteeship & director responsibilities in line with the schools constitution & legal framework.............
.............Elmfield school relies upon the high quality and commitment of its staff, but also on the contribution of the Council. If you are interested in becoming a member of Council, please consider the information included here and see the school website for vacancies, following the contact information and application process indicated. School governance may not be easy, but it is rewarding
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