All governing bodies are legally constituted and have an Instrument of Government which sets out their size and representation. The size of the governing body at our school is eleven and is broadly representative of our main stakeholders: the community, the parents, the staff, the local authority and the church.
The Law states that:
“The governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement” (Section 21 of the Education Act 2002)
The governing body is accountable for the performance of the school and it fulfils that by setting the aims of the school and its priorities for improvement. It agrees, monitors and evaluates the policies, targets and actions by which the school will move forward, including setting and monitoring the school budget.
The governing body’s role is strategic. Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school. The head teacher has responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Parent and staff governors are elected onto the governing body, the local authority and the foundation governors are appointed from outside the governing body with Co-opted governors being appointed by the governing body itself.
The current governors are as follows: