What is a school Governing Body?

What are school Governing Bodies?

Governing bodies are responsible for the strategic management of a school and will make decisions about a wide range of issues.

Their core responsibilities involved are:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Planning for the long term future of the school
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher

The governing body is usually split in to a small number of committees, each responsible for one area such as finance or health and safety. These committees will meet separately from the main governing body to discuss relevant issues in more detail. Discussion is then fed back at a full governing body meeting.

Mr K Welsh

Headteacher
Headteacher

Mr S Poxon

Deputy Headteacher
Co-opted Governor

Mrs K Clegg

Teacher
Co-opted Governor

Mrs W Blundell

Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor

Mr T Cook

Co-opted
Co-opted Governor

Mr M Maher

Community Governor
Co-opted Governor

Mrs H Meldum

Parent Governor
Parent Governor

Mrs G Broughton

Staff Governor
Co- opted - Staff Governor

Mrs C Harwood

School Business Manager
Observer

Mrs G Donohoe

Clerk to Governors

Mrs C Howard

School - Clerk to Governors