The governing body is the School’s accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.
The core functions of the governing body are executed through their attendance at regular committee meetings, together with individual visits which have a clearly defined purpose. These functions are best described as follows:
- Setting the strategic direction of the school
- Challenging and supporting the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating
- Ensuring accountability
“Governors have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the school. This enables the governing body to provide highly effective support and challenge to leaders, ensuring the school’s continued improvement.”
(OFSTED – June 2017)