The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher and staff. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school premises and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the range of academic and social objectives.
Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority.
The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. In the main, these responsibilities relate to:
Governors adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.
Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These formal meetings are supplemented by a series of committee-meetings dealing with more specific issues. Two committees of governors usually meet twice each term:
Minutes of meetings are agreed and approved by the Governors and each committee at its next meeting. Minutes are available on request once they have been approved. Please contact the school office for further details.
A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific areas within the school. The Terms of Reference outline the specific responsibilities of the full governing body and its committees.