What do we do?

School governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to parents and the community. As such, individual members are unable to act as a representative for anyone in an individual case.

The responsibilities of the governing body can be summarised as providing strategic management, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning the school's long-term future and decide the aims and objectives for the school
  • Setting the school's strategic aims and values and reinforcing the ethos
  • Monitoring the provision of high standards of education and achievement
  • Reviewing the staffing structure and appointment of staff
  • Approving the Budget and ensuring proper budgetary management and control
  • Review and agree policies and practice which allow the Headteacher the necessary tools to carry out his responsibilities
  • Ensure the national curriculum and religious education is taught
  • Agree pupil progress and set targets for improvement;
  • Keep parents informed
  • Make sure children with special needs have access to the curriculum
  • Ensure the school is well maintained
  • Ensure Health and Safety requirements are met and promote the well being of pupils and staff
  • Receive and discuss reports on the resulting practice and conduct of the school;
  • Promote links with the community
  • Review our own working practices and standard