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Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our school's governors and the work of the Governing Body.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Body

Being a Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to children’s education. Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.  They may live or work in the community served by the school, have a keen interest in education and can offer skills and expertise to the current Governing Body.


 1. Strategic leadership

Provide confident, strategic leadership to their organisations

  • setting direction
  • set the culture, values and ethos
  • collaborative working with stakeholders and partners
  • play a key role in Risk Management

 2. Accountability for educational standards and financial performance

Holding executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the organisation.

  • challenge appropriately where necessary and to hold leaders to account for improving educational outcomes for all young people
  • rigorous analysis of data to allow the monitoring of school performance and improvement
  • ensure that the organisation is in a strong and sustainable financial position to achieve its strategic goals
  • effective decisions on the use of resources and allocation of funds to improve outcomes for children and young people
  • ensure that public money is utilised efficiently
  • oversee executive leaders in their responsibility to ensure that the organisation has the right staff who are managed and incentivised to perform to the best of their abilities
  • manage the organisation’s relationship with those who have an external role in holding it to account

 3. People

People that govern need to form positive working relationships with their colleagues to function well as part of a team.

  • relate to staff, pupils/students, parents and carers and the local community in order to enable effective delivery of the organisations strategic priorities

 4. Structures

Understanding and designing the structures through which governance takes place to ensure effective governance arrangements.

 5. Compliance

To ensure all those involved in governance understand the legal frameworks and context in which the organisation operates and all of the requirements with which it must comply.

 6. Evaluation

Monitoring the Governing Bodies effectiveness is a key element of good governance. The Governing Body needs to assess its effectiveness and efficiency and ensure ongoing compliance with its statutory and legal duties under review. Individuals should also reflect on their own contribution helping to create a stronger and more motivated board.