Governance

The Academic Board, alongside the Principal, is responsible for the academic programme and the academic standards of the school. The Academic Board monitors and reviews performance and identify priorities, as well as be involved in the school’s strategic academic plans. It must also take into account current educational needs and trends, and, the desires of the parents.

Specifically, the Academic Board’s responsibilities are as follows:-

    • Promote the school’s ethos & preserve the three pillars, namely Academic Excellence, Pastoral Care & Activities
    • Help raise standards of pupils’ achievement and behaviour
    • Contribute to the evaluation of the school’s strategic plan and future direction
    • Assist in determining the educational aims, policies and priorities of the school
    • Advise on academic staffing levels, particularly the school’s academic recruitment policy
    • Establish and implement a performance management policy for academic staff appraisal
    • Ensure that all curricula are taught thoroughly and that pupils have access to a broad and balanced learning which is suitable to age, aptitude and ability, and, which prepares them for future life
    • Advise on how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
    • Ensure that the school provides for all the pupils including those with special needs
    • In line with the School’s Health & Safety Policy, ensure the Health and Safety of pupils and staff
    • Get to know the school’s strengths, needs and areas for improvement.
    • Maintain a working relationship with the school’s PTA.
    • Offer counsel, where necessary, to staff, parents & pupils.
    • In collaboration with the Principal & Sectional Heads, maintain a working relationship with the Teaching Body through regular school & classroom visits to observe and assess first-hand the quality of teaching and learning taking place.

Please note that the Academic Board of Governors is charged to ensure that all school policies are implemented fairly. In the event a Parent is not satisfied with how their concern has been handled by Management, they are encouraged to invoke Stage 3 of our Parental Complaints Procedure, (following a failure to reach an earlier resolution). They will be referred to the Chair of the Academic Board of Governors,  Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, who may be contacted via the school: 14 Onyasia Crescent, Roman Ridge Accra – Ghana; Digital Address: GA-060-9407 (Tel: +233 302 780 456/7 Email: enquiries@theromanridgeschool.com)  and/or directly via email: governors@theromanridgeschool.com.

    • The matter will then be referred to the Academic Board for consideration.
    • The Chair, on behalf of the Academic Board, will acknowledge the complaint and will schedule a hearing to take place as soon as practicable and normally within 10 working days.
    • If the Academic Board deems it necessary, it may require that further particulars of the complaint or any related matter be supplied in advance of the hearing.
    • If possible, the Academic Board will resolve the parents’ complaint immediately without the need for further investigation.
    • The PTA Chair holds a permanent seat on the Academic Board, must have met with the parent bringing forth the complaint prior to the hearing. This is to ensure the parent’s views are represented by someone independent of Management during the hearing.
    • Where further investigation is required, the Academic Board will decide how it should be carried out. After due consideration of all facts they consider relevant, the Academic Board will reach a decision and may make recommendations, which it shall complete within 5 working days of the hearing.
    • The Chair, on behalf of the Academic Board will write to the parents informing them of its decision and reasons for it. The decision of the Academic Board will be final. The Academic Board’s findings and, if any, recommendations will be sent in writing to the parents, and, where relevant, the person complained of. These findings will be available for inspection on the school premises by the Chair of Academic Board of Governors and the Principal.
    • A dated, written record of all formal complaints or appeals to the Academic Board of Governors are received by the School will be kept by the Principal.
    • Parents can be assured that all concerns and complaints will be treated seriously and confidentially. Correspondence, statements and records relating to individual complaints will be kept confidential.

For more information, please refer to the Parental Complaints Procedure and Whistleblowing Policy.