School Governing Body

Bryanston Primary School is Section 21 organisation, which ensures that effective governance structures are in place to support the processes within the school to deliver a quality, relevant and effective education for all our children.

School governance is about creating, implementing, supervising and evaluating policies and rules, which guide and govern the actions of the school and its members. In other words, school governance is concerned with the creation of policies for the school and making sure that the school is run according to the set policies. School governance is also about raising money for the school.

Parents or caregivers form most of the members of a SGB, and as per the South African Schools Act they are the ones who have the primary responsibility for ensuring that the school is run efficiently.

SGB elections are once run every three years and on an ad-hoc basis, should a parent member resign.

The South African School Act states that the following groups of people can be elected to a school governing body of an ordinary public school:

  1. The parents of learners at the school.
  2. The staff members who are not educators (for example the gardener or the secretary).
  3. The educators.