The Governing Body's role is to act as a "critical friend" to the school and the Senior Leadership Team, offering help, support and advice as and when required. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles:
There are 4 main categories of School Governors:
The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, whilst the Governing Body is responsible for deciding the priorities for implementing new strategies and initiatives and for managing a delegated school budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment. They decide on how many staff and types of staff to employ, as well as which equipment to upgrade and replace. Governors also have a vital role in monitoring the school's progress and in setting annual targets for the school's performance and for the Headteacher (and ensuring that the Headteacher sets targets for other staff).
Governors must appoint the Headteacher, and may be involved in the appointment of other staff.
The Governing Body uses full governing body meetings to undertake their monitoring and evaluation roles. Terms of reference for these meetings must be determined annually. The Chair of Governors is Mr Karan Mehra.
Governors and clerks are offered training and support either by the local authority, by central government or by other organisations.
|Governors information 2022.pdf