It is the responsibility of the Governing Body to support the school and ensure that it is effectively led and managed.
Governors support, challenge and monitor the school's performance and the effect of its leadership and management on the quality and standards of education, personal development and well-being of the students.
In order to do so, Governors meet twice a term as a body. Members also attend regular committee meetings to consider (a) Curriculum; (b) Finance and Site Management; (c) Personnel; (d) Quality Assurance including all school policies. The also form a link, individually, with a Faculty, taking a particular interest in that part of the school.
At Hampstead School we have 17 Governors, each elected or appointed for a 4-year term of office, except the Head who is a permanent ex-officio member. Of the rest, who are all volunteers, 5 are elected by the parents, 1 appointed by the London Borough of Camden, 9 are appointed from the local community and 1 elected Staff Governor.
Governors can be contacted via the school. Any parent or carer who cannot resolve a difficulty with the school can write to the Chair of Governors, also via the school.
Clerk to the Governing Body is Margaret Johnson