General

The BESA is governed by a board of volunteers known as the Board of Governors, whose primary responsibility is to oversee the operation of the School in terms of such matters as finance, staffing, discipline, the admission and exclusion of pupils, the development and upkeep of the premises, and in broad terms, the curriculum. The Board is primarily a policy-making and strategic planning body with individual members taking on supervisory and management roles within various areas of the school. Currently, we have governors responsible for finance, buildings, public relations, admissions and safeguarding.

The Board of Governors meets every four to six weeks throughout the school year. Please be advised that the election and tenure of governors' to the BESA board have been revised.

Chair: Tenure 1 year. Elected by a majority of the Board with 100% of the Board casting a vote by secret ballot. It is not permissible for the Head to become the Chair. The governor selected must have served on the Board for at least one year prior to being eligible for the position of Chair. The Chair, if re-elected, may serve a maximum of 4 terms.

 

Category

Number

Appointed/Elected

Term

Embassy Governor

1

Appointed by HM Ambassador

HMA´s discretion

Community Governor

7

Appointed by Chairman, with the approval of existing Board

3 years, renewable

Head Teacher

1

Ex officio

During employment

Parent Governor

2

Elected from and by parents

2 years, renewable

Staff Governor

1

Elected from and by staff

2 years, renewable

(Co-opted Governor)

2

(Invited by Chairman)

(1 year, renewable)