The Governing Body are accountable for the performance of the school and fulfil this by setting its aims priorities for improvement. They agree, monitor and evaluate the policies, targets and actions by which the school will move forward, including setting and monitoring the school budget.
The Governing Body’s role is strategic. Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school. The Headteacher has responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.
The Governing Body works in partnership with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team. Acting as ‘critical friends’, the Governing Body has a role to support and challenge the work of the school.
School Governors contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by:
Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
If you are interested in contributing to the success of the school as a School Governor, please see the “Becoming a Governor” section.