The main responsibilities of the Governing Body are:-

Determining, monitoring and keeping under review, the policies, plans and procedures within which the school operates. Governors should both support and challenge the school and hold senior staff, including the Headteacher, to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and pupils’ behaviour and safety. The extent to which this is done will be the subject of both internal and external (Ofsted)evaluation.
The Governing Body will contribute most effectively to the schools aim – the educational achievement and personal, social and moral development of all its children within a caring Christian atmosphere- by focusing on its three core, strategic functions. These are set out below:-

1. Setting strategic direction Our Governors

  • Clarity of vision and ethos
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Meeting statutory duties

2. Creating robust accountability

  • Accountability for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety
  • Performance management of Headteacher contributing to school self-evaluation

3. Ensuring financial probity

  • Solvency and effective financial management
  • Use of pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning

Useful documents

Governors’ List – January 2018
Governors’ Register of Interests