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Governance & Academy Documents

Structure and Responsibilities of Governing Body

The primary aim of the Governing Body at Mill Hill County High School is to maintain and improve the quality of education and the standards of student achievement.

The Governing Body of MHCHS does not run the school but focuses on challenging the strategic leadership to ensure the fulfilment of the school’s vision and values to deliver an all-round education that equips pupils to thrive in society.

Mill Hill County High School is an Academy Trust Company. To achieve its goal the Governing Body comprises 5 Members, who ensure the school performs its functions in accordance with its charitable objectives alongside a further 12 Trustees.  All except the Headteacher are volunteers: 3 in total from the school, at least 2 Parent Governors at any one time, plus a selection from the business, science, education, care and charity sectors who bring knowledge, skills and perspectives from the wider community. They are there to represent the public in the running of the school.

Governors are responsible for setting a range of major policies and the school budget. They do not involve themselves in the daily running of the school. This is the responsibility of the Senior Leadership Team.


Our Governing Body has currently 16 Governors.

The Director of Business & Finance, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers and Head of Analytics & Compliance are non-voting members who attend to report, answer questions and give advice.

Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Governors are elected annually by the Governing Body from within this group. Chairs of Committees are also elected each year.

There are five Members of the Mill Hill County High School Company: the Chair of Governors and four non-trustee Members. (Subject to the updated Articles of Association to be published by the DfE for Autumn 2021). The members are responsible for appointing trustees to the Governing Body.

The normal term of office for governors is four years.