The principal role of governors in school is to support the Headteacher and the staff in providing an exceptional learning experience, and act as ‘a critical friend’. Governance is about setting the vision and the strategic direction for the school, and then holding the Headteacher and staff to account for delivering it. The Headteacher is tasked, with his team, with achieving the vision.
The Governing Board's legal duties include:-
setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
approving the school budget
reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher
The Full Governing Board meets at regularly, at least once every term. There are also a number of committees that review and monitor progress in particular aspects of running the school. The Learning and Educational Performance Committee meet each term. There are some smaller committees that meet less frequently, for example Salaries & Performance Management. The work they do is reported to the Governing Board. Link Governors are appointed to work with the professional staff to review certain aspects of the operation of the school.
Governor attendance 2015-16 - click to download