The governing body
The Governing Body plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school. They do not manage the school – this is the role of the headteacher and senior leadership team, but they do oversee the development of the school – their main aim being to always provide a high standard of education for all pupils, of all abilities.
The governing body has 3 main roles:-
The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.
Critical Friend The governing body works with the headteacher and creates a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The governing body is able to question and challenge. We have a good working relationship this will be accepted and seen to be positive. Real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.
Accountability The school is a business and its stakeholders are the learners. The governing body has a professional attitude and uses its collective skills to benefit the learners. It gathers views, ask questions and decides what is best for the school. The governing body is answerable to the parents and the wider community.