CORNFIELD, OAK GROVE AND PALATINE FEDERATION
Cornfield School, Oak Grove College and Palatine School are founder members of the COP Federation.
The Federation was formed out of a desire to work closely with other schools and to maximise the potential of sharing expertise, experience and resources to benefit students and staff in the three schools. Regular opportunities for shared INSET days, the potential to share costs of specialist staff/resources, etc and the opportunity for Headteachers to work closely together are very beneficial.
The Federation Governing Body (FedGB) is the legal Governing Body and has equal representation from the three schools, including the three headteachers. It meets at least once each term.
The Governing Body is legally bound by agreed Statutory Responsibilities and Terms of Reference.
Each school has its own DFE number and its own delegated budget.
The FedGB has an agreed Schedule of Delegation, through which responsibility for the day to day management of individual schools is delegated to the Headteacher and Management Committee (MC).
Each MC must meet at least once a term and reports directly to the FedGB but is responsible for its own schedule of work and organisation, within their own agreed Terms of Reference. Each MC comprises six Governors (including the Headteacher) who sit on the FedGB and 6 elected or appointed Associate Members. All members of the MC have equal status.