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The Governing Body

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What do governors do?


Governors, together with the Headteacher, set the aims and policies of the school.   Together, the governing body and the Headteacher must ensure that the school provides good quality education and helps to raise standards.


The governing body:


  • Is accountable for the performance of the school to the parents and the wider community
  • Setting the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Selects the Headteacher
  • Makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing and ensuring financial resources are well spent
  • Makes sure the National Curriculum is taught
  • Decides how the school can encourage pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • Makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for its educational performance


 So what powers do Governors have?


As an individual, none. Though the powers and responsibilities of the full governing body and its sub-committees are many and varied.


So how does the governing body carry out their role?


The Headteacher has responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. The governors are not expected to make detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school. However, the Headteacher is expected to discuss all important aspects of the school. The governing body is there to act as a ‘critical friend’, offering support and constructive advice. The governing body shouldn’t be frightened of challenging decisions or seeking further information about any issue. They would not be fulfilling their duties if they were to accept, unquestioningly, all information provided, or without discussion, approve all decisions made.


If you wish to contact the governing body then please use the email -


Structure of the Governing Body


The full governing body meets once a term.


The school's resources committee and standards and effectiveness committee also meet once a term.


The latter meetings occur approximately 2/3 weeks before the full governing body meetings. They then report to said full meeting.