Dear Families and Friends of the Holywood Steiner School,
As the school year approaches its end, we turn to the business of our Annual General Meeting.
You will probably remember that last year we reported on changes in the charitable sector and how that would affect us. One year on we have become fully registered, have a new governing document and are actively seeking to develop our governance structures in line not only with what is required, but also what is considered best practice.
Please see the attached documents relating to the Annual General Meeting (20th June, 2017) informing you of changes to the hosting of our Annual General Meeting, membership of Holywood Steiner School Limited and the recruitment of trustees, as required by both the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and Company law.
- Holywood Steiner School Articles of Association.
- Application Form for membership of Holywood Steiner School Limited. (Previously achieved through attendance at the AGM).Membership is required if you wish to attend the AGM and or table an item for the agenda therefore ensure that you return your application form by 9th June 2017
- Application Forms for members who wish to become Trustees.
- Role Description for members who wish to become Trustees
For this year only, you may complete your ordinary membership application at the door, on the evening of the AGM.
You may submit both an application for membership and for trusteeship but cannot apply for trusteeship without becoming a member.
If you would like to exercise your member's right to table a point for the agenda however, you must have had your membership application submitted by 9-6-17 to allow time for any items you would like to add to the agenda to be considered.
Members who wish to add items to the agenda must do so by 13th June, 2017, to this email address :
firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to the Chairperosn of the Board of Trustees, 34 Croft Road, Holywood, BT18 0PR
The Board of Trustees would also like to invite applications from the newly defined group of members to join the Board. Application for Trusteeship involves a formal recruitment process.
Please note that the trustees seek to recruit new trustees who can demonstrate a commitment to and/or expertise in the following areas:
Steiner Waldorf Education
Human Resource Management
Finance and Business
Safeguarding, including Health and Safety
Policy making and review
Marketing and outreach
Applications are welcome throughout the year but are particularly welcome now, as two of our current trustees will step down at this AGM.
The final agenda for the Annual General Meeting will be emailed to members by the 16th June.