All schools have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main these responsibilities relate to:
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved, for example with such things as staffing, curriculum, health and safety, safe guarding, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities. Governors never make decisions on their own, nor do they act as individuals.
The school’s governing body comprises of 9 Governors:
Governors are appointed for a four year term. The chair and vice chair are appointed annually. All governors participate in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration for their work as school governors.
Meetings and Structure
The full governing body usually meets twice a term. All governors attend both meetings. Individual governors also take on specific responsibilities e.g. linked to a subject area such as literacy or numeracy, or a focus area such as special educational needs (SEN) or child protection.
Code of Conduct
To view the agreed governors code of conduct, please click here.
Register of Business Interests
To view the Register of Business Interests, please click here.