About the Governing Board
The Governing Body
The Governing Board is the key strategic decision making body in the school, setting the strategic framework and ensuring it meets all its statutory duties. Raising achievement is at the heart of a Governing Board’s strategic role; every child has the right to attend a good school. 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.