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The Governing Body

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

What do governors do?

Governors have several key roles:
  • to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. 
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
  • determining how the school's budget is spent;
  • the appointing and dismissing of staff;
  • hearing appeals and grievances;
  • forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship;
  • setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline;
  • making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe;
  • setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.