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 voting members. 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 (Chair of the board)
- Mr John-Peter Hernes
- Mr Vegard Markhus
- Mr Dag Atle Meinch-Bache
- Mr Halvor Øgreid
- Ms Fiona Rhodes
Who represents the school stakeholders?
The board also contains non-voting members, who are elected representatives from different stakeholder groups. As a new school, these are to be elected in the Autumn Term. These people are:
- a parent representative (Chair of the FAU)
- a teacher representative
- a non-teaching staff representative
- a student representative
- a representative from the municipality