Learning & Achieving Together

What we do

The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of the school and governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day to day management of the school.

The governing body is responsible for fulfilling a strategic role and may at any one time be involved in:
 
  • Reviewing and approving policy documents
  • Approving the school budget and undertaking monitoring throughout the year
  • Carrying out the performance management of the Headteacher
  • Recruitment and selection of staff, including members of the senior leadership team
  • Having procedures in place for handling complaints of a general nature
  • Reviewing the school admissions policy
  • Ensuring the National Curriculum is delivered to all students
  • Discussions relating to premises and infrastructure
  • Approving school trips, having checked necessary risk assessments have taken place 
  • Meeting on a termly basis as the full governing board
  • Meeting as the Student Discipline Committee to review the use of exclusion, and deciding whether or not to confirm any permanent exclusions
  • Reviewing external examination results
This is just a small snapshot of the varied work we undertake throughout the school year.
 
If you would like to learn more about the work of governing body go to the Department for Education web-site: www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/governance