In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governing bodies are the key strategic decision making body in every school. It is their job to set the school's strategic framework and ensure that it meets all of its statutory duties.
Governors' first line of accountability is to parents and the wider school and local community.
The Governors have a general responsibility for the effective management of the school and they work in close co-operation with the Headteacher.
Our Governors are representatives of both our local community, parents and school staff. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills and have responsibility for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school.