The School Board
The School Board functions in a similar way to a committee overseeing a corporation and is responsible for administering the affairs, property and assets of the School; the setting of policy; regulating the School’s financial health, and selecting the Principal of the School.
The School Board is not responsible for the daily management of the school, which is the responsibility of the Principal and his/her administration. However, the School Board is intimately involved in policy matters, both regulatory and strategic, and offers expertise in areas such as law, construction, human resources, marketing and finance.
As is commonplace in independent schools, the School Board is self-perpetuating and Board members select their peers. Selection criteria include diversity of talent and background, willingness to serve and perform the duties required and compliance with the Board’s by-laws.
The School Board meets a minimum of four times a year and is composed of a maximum of eight members. A member of the School Board attends Stakeholder Committee (SU) meetings three times a year, and other members perform designated duties linked to the particular needs of the school, feeding back their comments and observations to the whole School Board.
The School Board members are:
- Mr Andreas Middelthon (Chairperson)
- Ms Louise Rankin (Deputy Chairperson)
- Ms Eli Aga
- Mr John-Peter Hernes
- Ms Sally Myrvang
- Mr Dag Atle Meinch-Bache
- Mr Kai Michaelsen
- Ms Annette Bull
Who represents the school stakeholders?
An elected committee meets three times a year to discuss and share information pertaining to the whole school. This committee, the SU, is made up of the following people:
- The Principal
- A member of the School Board
- A member of the Senior Management Team
- A representative of the Working Environment Committee
- A teacher representative
- A representative of the administration team (non-teaching)
- Two students
- Three parents – the elected Chairpersons of each of the school's three FAU committees
Who represents parents?
Parents are represented by a parent association (Foreldrerådets Arbeidsutvalg - FAU).
Each class elects a representative to attend FAU meetings and to act as a liaison between home and school. This representative also co-ordinates social or curriculum activities for his/her class, or year group.
THE ROLE OF FAU IS:
- to assist the school in ensuring a safe and secure learning environment;
- to contribute to the school’s quality assurance systems;
- to assist the school in keeping the environment free from bullying;
- to facilitate social initiatives for students;
- to facilitate meetings and positive relationships between teachers and parents;
- to assist the school in communicating information.