Role of Governors


All governors have a very important and essential role to play.

The role of the Governing Body is to:

  • Provide the long-term strategic direction to how the school is managed;

  • Act as a "critical friend", supporting the work of the Head Teacher and all staff;

  • Ensure the school is accountable for its actions.

    Governors discuss and have input on:

  • School policies, such as discipline, dress, sport, curriculum and safeguarding

  • Long term plans and the future of the school;

  • How the school budget will be spent;

  • How the school will try to reach performance targets;

  • Appointment and dismissal of staff;

  • Complaints from pupils, staff and parents;

  • Repair and maintenance of school building

  • To undertake the above duties, the governing body have appointed sub-committees of governors to look at specific issues. These are: Staffing and Finance (includes Premises) - Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare / Attendance - Curriculum and Pupil Performance - Appeals (Ad hoc) 

    It is the responsibility of Governors to appoint the Head Teacher, and also oversee the appointment of other teaching staff.