What is School Governance?
The Governing Body is made up of representatives of the Staff, Parents and the Community as well as having some members appointed by the Local Authority (L.A.). They are all volunteers who give up their free time to ensure the school is managed effectively and to the benefit of the children.
The governors have various legal responsibilities and duties. They are responsible for the effective management of the school, for the school budget and for Health & Safety. They help to set, and monitor the school philosophy and policies. Governors do not make detailed day to day decisions about the running of the school, this is the role of the Head Teacher, supported by the staff.
The governors meet each month as a group. Many of the governors have "link" roles where they are focused on specific aspects of the school or curriculum. The link governors meet each term with the relevant staff members and discuss details of their activities and how they align to the school development plan. They also carry out observations of lessons and book scrutinies. Their findings are documented and reported on in the governors meetings each month.
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