The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the legal and authorising body of South East Coast (SEC). The Board consists of five members, elected to govern the school and other projects under the registered NGO South East Coast Educational Development (SECED). Their role is voluntary and the Board of Trustees are not paid for their work at SECED.
Our primary objective is to ensure all children receive the best possible education regardless of race, gender, religion or nationality and to foster international understanding, respect and interaction. To protect and to ensure the continued existence and success of the school.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for recruiting a Head of School and Director who is delegated the academic management and executive administration of the school. The Board of Trustees does not intervene in day-to-day operations of the school, except in instances at which, at the Board’s sole discretion it deems that policy issues are at stake.
THE STRUCTURAL HEIRARCHY OF SEC WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
- Board of Trustees
- Parent Board
- Teaching staff and supporting staff
The Board of Trustees responsibilities are as follows:
- The school’s financial condition and its physical resources.
- Ratifying school policy and a school development/strategic plan.
- Recruiting and selecting the Headteacher, and agreeing on his/her terms of remuneration.
- Holding the Headteacher accountable for effective implementation of school policies within agreed timelines.
- Reviewing and evaluating progress the school is making towards the goals and objectives stated in the constitution.
- Approving the annual working budget as prepared by the bursar and Headteacher in liaison with the Board of Trustees’ Treasurer including terms and conditions for staff, fee structure and any changes to all these mentioned.
- Budget amendments will be approved by the Board of Trustees.
- Disciplinary procedures and policy as stated in the school ‘Disciplinary Policy’.
- Working with the Parent Board to discuss and resolve school matters and to authorise decisions that exceed those of the Parent Board and Headteacher.
- Authorising any legal action to be taken in the name of SECED.
- Maintaining confidentiality.