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The Role of the Governing Body

The Governors’ strategic vision - the pursuit of educational excellence and the provision of the best possible environment to enable the children’s skills to be built for the future.  To set and monitor the school priorities for each year.

  The Key roles of the Full Governing Body:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

 We also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff

 The governing body is responsible for making sure the school is striving for improvement each year. It sets the direction, and ensures the school is meeting its targets, whilst allowing the Head Teacher and teaching professionals to manage the school on a day to day basis. Our performance will also be judged by OFSTED as we are part of the leadership and management team of the school.

Governors attend meetings where reports about the school’s progress are discussed. We test information received by asking questions and ensuring that the school spends its budget wisely against the priorities shown in the school plan.

We are a body made up of individuals with the skills required for the different roles required. We have a committee structure as set out below which include the following responsibilities:

 The Strategy Committee

This committee is made up of the chairs or a representative of all the committees and the headteacher. Together, we set the strategic direction of the school and reguarly evaluate our progress against the school priorities and makes recommendations to the Full Governing Body ("FGB")

Teaching and Learning Committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) is responsible for understanding, monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning progress for all pupils, including vulnerable groups. This includes monitoring and helping to shape policy documents, understanding performance data and how well the school achieves compared to schools locally and nationally, monitoring the impact of pupil premium and sports funding on pupil progress and providing challenge and impact with particular emphasis to  School Improvement Plan priorities. The committee looks at the school as a learning community in terms of pupils as a ‘whole child’, their well-being, emotional development, their understanding of the wider world and their place within it, as good citizens with a Christian ethos

Finance and Premises Committee

The Finance and Premises Committee (F&P) is responsible for regularly monitoring school finances. The committee also monitors the schools building strategy and maintenance plan and monitors health and safety. The F&P members work closely with school leaders to ensure that School Improvement Priority budgets are used effectively to raise standards and opportunities for all children. They monitor the use of the Pupil Premium and Sports Funding.