What do our Governors do?

The governing body's main aim is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education. The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and staff. Governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.

We have two committees and governors also attend a full governing body meeting, which take place termly. We ensure through regular visits our Governors are involved in the life of the school and have a good understanding of the way we work. A typical Governor visit  may consist of: 

  • A learning walk around school
  • Formal and informal meetings with staff
  • Talking to children
  • Committee meetings 
  • A full governing body meeting

The three main responsibilities of every governing board are:

  1. Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


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