Governance of BISP
Board of Governors
This body is similar to a Board of Trustees, and is directly appointed by the owners of the school. It has the following duties:
- General oversight of the school (both business and academic standards; reputation; vision);
- Acquisition and disposal of assets;
- Transfer of funds;
- Oversight of the Executive Committee (EXCOMM).
The Board of Governors meets either annually or biannually in Bangkok, and on an as-needs basis.
Executive Committee (EXCOMM)
This Committee functions as the operating ‘Board’ of the school, and makes decisions relating to all school operations, including the appraisal of the Head. It meets at least once per term at the BISP campus. It also meets at least once each year with the Board of Governors, the parent body, the Parent Council, and the academic staff. It may co-opt members at its discretion, depending upon the perceived needs of its members.
The following are permanent members appointed by the Board of Governors:
- Chair of the Board of Governors
- Managing Director
- Financial Director
The school’s management structure is composed of two integrated, though distinct, operating areas:
This is under the direct authority of the Headmaster and his Senior Leadership Team (SLT), which is composed of the Secondary Principal and the Primary Principal and their immediate deputies.
This is under the direct authority of the Managing Director and his on-site team of Business Managers, who are responsible for all financial interactions, the maintenance of the campus, including security, transportation and catering, and the more general development of the school as a business.
This is the person ultimately responsible for the effective integration of the two operational management groups.
The Parent Council (PC) is an elected body that represents the diverse BISP community and provides a forum for effective communication between the major constituencies of the school. The aim of the PC is to establish a collaborative relationship with the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the school’s Senior Management Team. This is achieved by establishing respectful interactions between education partners, and by providing a forum to encourage transparency and to enable parents to become actively engaged in the strategic development of the school.