All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head Teacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with things such as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. They ensure that the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
The legal duties of the Governing Body include:
The full Governing Body meets eleven times in each academic year to review the progress of the school. There are sometimes smaller groups set up to focus on specific projects or tasks, and these report back to full Governing Body meetings as required.
There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are:
All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.
To see our list of current governors, click on the PDF file below. This document is regularly updated and includes important statutory information we must provide, including the category of each governor, their responsibilities, terms of appointment, and any relevant business or financial interests they have.
If you have any queries, please contact Dee Hill, Chair of Governors.