The Breakspear School is owned and funded by the London Borough of Hillingdon. Legislation, however, places the Governing Body of each school as the main agent responsible for its effective management.The Governing Body of The Breakspear School works alongside staff to help provide the best possible education for pupils. It is involved with establishing the aims, policies and general conduct of the school, as well as having specific statutory duties, for example, ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught, controlling the premises and various staffing responsibilities. It also has an important role in ensuring that the school is accountable to parents and the local community.
The Governing Body is composed of thirteen individuals drawn from different areas of the community and reflecting different aspects of expertise and interest - the Headteacher, four parents (two of whom are elected, two co-opted), four staff (one of whom is elected, one the Headteacher and two co-opted), one local education authority representatives and four further co-opted governors. Any parent is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor when a vacancy occurs.
The full Governing Body meets four times a year. Governors regularly visit the school to see it at work.
All governors can be approached with comments about the school or to raise general issues. Any specific matters involving individual pupils, however, should always be addressed to the school staff in the first instance.
Information about becoming a governor can be obtained from the Head Teacher or the Chair of Governors.