About Our School's Governance
Circle of Governance - Whole Governing Board Approach
The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. The Governing Body has resolved to conduct all its business as a full Governing Board, and to work collectively without committees.
The Governing Board has three strategic core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
- Helping to decide the school's strategy for improvement
- Supporting and strengthening the leadership of the headteacher
- Monitoring and evaluating the school's effectiveness
- Asking challenging questions and pressing for improvement
- Receiving reports from the Headteacher and other staff on the school's performance
- Discussing and questioning the Headteacher's proposals and strategies
- Answering to parents and to the wider local community for the actions of the Governing Board and the school's overall performance