The governing body is part of the school's leadership and management. It helps the school provide the best possible education for its pupils.
Governors play a strategic role, concentrating on the underlying principles of how the school delivers education and works with the children. Day-to-day management issues remain the responsibility of the Headteacher and her staff.
Governors have a considerable number of statutory responsibilities to fulfil. These include:
- Approval of the school budget
- Performance management of the Headteacher
- Delivery of the National Curriculum
- Monitoring and evaluating progress in school development and achievements
- Reviewing pupil exclusions
- Approving arrangements for school trips as well as other health and safety issues
By law, governors are expected to:
- Set the strategic framework
- Monitor and evaluate progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
- Support the Head and staff to raise standards and challenge, where necessary
- Account to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and the decisions they have made.