The governors have a strategic role supporting and challenging the Head Teacher. Governors work as a team, in the best interests of the children and the school, actively support the school in achieving an excellent standard of education. More specifically, they:
- Appoint the Head Teacher, who has day to day responsibility for everything that happens in a school and is accountable to them.
- Agree how the school’s money is allocated.
- Agree policies about the way the governing body and the school work.
- Ensure new initiatives and guidelines from the Department for Education and the education authority are put in place.
The governors do their main work in three committees, which are listed below. All committees meet regularly throughout the year and report back on their progress and matters arising at the full governors meetings. The full governing body formally meets about five times a year.
The Instrument of Government comprises of the following:
- 3 Parent governors
- 1 LA governor
- 1 Staff governors
- 1 Head Teacher
- 3 Foundation governor
- 3 Co-Opted governors
- Foundation Governor