The Role of the Governing Body

The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body of the School has a strategic and supportive role. We work in close partnership with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the school and staff.

As a governing body our core functions are:

  • Working with the headteacher, to establish the strategic direction of the School by:
  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties
    Ensuring accountability by:
  • Appointing the headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation
    Ensuring financial probity by:
  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed
    In the academic year 2018/19, there will be no sub-committees of the Governing Body. Instead, the full Governing Body will meet on a monthly basis.
    Some governors also have a link role with subjects/aspects and meet with staff throughout the year for informal discussions about the subject/aspect, reporting back to the Governing Body.
    Governors are responsible for the recruitment and appointment of the headteacher and are involved in the recruitment of staff. We also support the school from time to time in less formal ways by having a presence in the school and attending events throughout the year.
    As governors we are expected to conduct our business in a professional manner and to maintain and respect confidentiality at all times. We have thus adopted a Code of Conduct and operate within agreed Standing Orders for the Governing Body.

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