What is the Role of the Governing Body?

What is the role of the Governing Body?

Every school has a governing body, it is legally responsible for the operation of the school including staff appointments, school budget, health and safety, safeguarding, maintaining the school buildings and equipment and monitoring the school's performance.

The governing body has three key roles:

  • Strategic Role: alongside the headteacher and school leadership team deciding on the areas which the school should focus on to improve and provide the best possible education for our children.
  • A Monitoring role: to be fully aware of the attainment and progress made by the children in our school and how this compares with other schools to hold the school to account for the attainment and progress of all pupils.
  • A financial role: to ensure the financial resources are well managed and are being used effectively to improve pupil progress and attainment.

There is a meeting of the Full Governing Body at least once a term, however, to operate effectively, some of the work is delegated to sub committees. 

Each governor is the member of at least 1 sub committee. Meetings of each sub committee also take place once every term.

Further information about the role and membership of each sub committee can be found under the "Governors" tab.