Governance

The governance structure at Enishi International School consists of the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board and the Auditors. The Board of Directors consists of five members and two inspector auditors, making a total of seven members who attend monthly board meetings and supported by a number of committees. Standing committees of the Board include Finance & human resources, Pupil Welfare, Education, Financial Aid and Development of Buildings & Grounds. There are clear distinctions between the roles and responsibilities of each group.

In simple terms:

> The Board of Directors, oversees the School, provides strategic direction for the school and sets school policy.

> The Advisory Board must approve major actions taken by the school, and generally acts as an oversight body for the Board of Directors.

> The Principal and other school employees manage the school’s day-to-day operations and implement school policy.

> The Auditors approve major actions taken by the school, and generally play an oversight role for both the Board of Directors and Advisory Board. In addition, they are responsible for submitting an annual report regarding the financial and management status of the school to the Aichi Prefecture.

The Board is also responsible for ensuring effective communication between parents and staff and for maintaining procedures for the recruitment, retention, management, development and support of all employees. Its responsibilities also include selecting and appraising the performance of the principals.

The following values inform our Board work:

 Excellence:  supporting our students to fulfil their individual potential

 Inclusion: responding to the individual needs of all students.

 Enjoyment: stimulating curiosity and making learning fun

 Collaboration: working in partnership and forging strong bonds with the external community, and within our own internal School community.

Governors are the strategic leaders of our School and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education and serving as a two-way communication “connection” between the school and members of the community.

Governors are aim to have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

1- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

2- Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the School and its students and the performance management of School staff.

3- Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure money is well spent.

The act of Contribution is the master document for the school. It defines the fundamental existence of EIS as a legal entity and provides the basic framework needed to allow EIS to carry out its function as an international school.

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