The role of the Governing Body is to safeguard the public interest in the school and to ensure that those who are directly responsible for day-to-day management (the Executive Headteacher and other senior leaders) are accountable for decisions and actions taken.
The Governors play an important role in overseeing the maintenance and improvement of standards of achievement in the school.
It is a strategic role and does not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school, which is the role of the Executive Headteacher and senior staff.
We have a single Governing Body that is responsible for both schools in the Federation.
The Department for Education defines the key roles of governors as:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
Our Governing Body has four formal meetings plus three training sessions each year. There are also two standing committees that meet throughout the year, as well as working parties that may be formed and meet as appropriate.
Our committees are:
Resources (including a sub-committee for Pay)
Quality of Education
structure & committees
Minutes of governing body meetings are available from either school office.