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 Governing Body has three core functions, as described by the Department for Education:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and Performance Management of the staff
- Oversee financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent.
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.