The Headteacher is responsible for day-to-day management of the school. The role of the Governing Board is to provide strategic management, and to act as a “critical friend”, supporting the work of the Headteacher and other staff.
Schools generally have a delegated budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment; the Governing Board is responsible for managing this budget. They can decide how many and what types of staff to employ, which equipment to upgrade or replace and what the priorities are for implementing new strategies and initiatives.
Governors must appoint the Headteacher and may be involved in the appointment of other staff.
Governors also have a role in monitoring the school’s progress, and in setting annual targets for the school’s performance and that of the Headteacher (and to ensure that the Headteacher sets targets for the rest of the staff).
Three core activities of the Governing Board are:
- Setting vision, strategic direction and ensuring statutory duties are met
- Holding Headteachers to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety, challenging and strengthening leadership contributing to school self evaluation
- Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources to raise standards
As well, the Governing Board has a responsibility to support the Head Teacher and staff in ensuring that the four guiding principles of Ofsted are followed in order to achieve our joint goal of OUTSTANDING:
- Leadership and management
- Quality of teaching and learning and assessment
- Personal behaviour and welfare
- Outcomes for pupils
Our Chair of Governors is Mary Hennessy- Jones and our Vice Chair of Governors is Mrs Sue Holland
Governor Full Board Meeting Dates:
Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 4pm
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 4pm
Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 4pm