About the Governing Body
The Governing Body
The Governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Head Teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, the Governors set the school’s aims and policies.
Key roles of Governors:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- To ensure accountability for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
- To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure value for money.
- To support and challenge and undertake the role of ‘critical friend’.
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
- Determining how the school’s budget is spent.
- The employment relationship with staff.
- Hearing appeals and grievances.
- Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and other activities.
- Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline.
- Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
- Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies.