About the Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of:

  • Elected parent governors
  • Elected staff governors
  • A Local Authority Governor (nominated by the Local Authority)
  • Co-opted Governors (from the staff and from the ccommunity of the school)
  • The Head Teacher
  • Associate Governors (currently our Assistant Head Teachers)

The Governing Body of the school has three core functions:

  1. setting the vision and strategic direction of school;
  2. holding the headteacher to account for its educational performance; and
  3. ensuring financial resources are well spent.

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 says that "the 'board of governors’ should operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.  The board should avoid its time being consumed with issues of secondary importance.

The School Development Plan is the key document which focuses the work of the governing body.

The governing body carries out its responsibilities in a number of ways. These include:

  • developing and reviewing a range of written policies and procedures to address both statutory requirements and local priorities

  • delegating many of its responsibilities to committees and/or individual governors

  • contributing to and reviewing the school development plan and using this document as one of the key resources for setting priorities and monitoring impact

  • using a combination of reports, visits, results and other activities and information in monitoring the progress of the school

As well as our Full Governing Body Meetings, our governors also form the following sub committees:
  • Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Resources Committee

  •  Salary Committee

Other committees and working groups are also formed as and when necessary.  You can read our Instrument of Governance and the terms of reference for the Teaching and Learning Committee and Resources committees below.