Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation and management of the school on a day to day basis, overall responsibility lies with the Governing Body. This includes assisting with the appointment of staff, having oversight of the curriculum and ensuring that the premises and finances of the school are efficiently and effectively used.
The Governing body is involved with the school at every level, but it's core key responsibilities are;
- To ensure clarity of vision and strategic direction
- To hold the school to account for educational achievement of its pupils, and
- To make sure that the school’s money is well spent
The Governing Body, as a whole, meets regularly throughout the year, in addition to the meetings of its various sub-committees. All Governors are also linked to aspects of our current School Development Plan, which they monitor through visits to school and discussion with staff. Members are either elected (parent governors) or appointed (co-opted and foundation governors) and each hold a given term of office.
The term of office for a governor is 4 years, except the headteacher governor which is 2 years.
The term of office for the chair and vice-chair is one year.
*The LA Governor is appointed until the appointment of their successors, which can take place at any time following the County Council and Local elections, usually four years
Committees of the Governing body
Headteacher’s Performance Management: Angela Canning, Natasha Midgley, Hannah Peace
Complaints Appeal, and Staff Discipline Appeal: Convened as appropriate