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Weeke Primary School

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Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Body
The Governing Body is responsible for working with the school to ensure it delivers a
good quality education for its pupils. It has a wide range of strategic responsibilities
covering all aspects of school life. The operational management of the school is the
responsibility of the Headteacher and governors do not become involved with this.
The core functions of the Governing Body, as described by the Department for
Education, are to ensure:

  • The vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined
  • The headteacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance
  • of the school
  • There is sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources

Governors also undertake a number of other important duties to ensure their
statutory responsibilities are met. An overview and further information can be found
by downloading the following document.