The purpose of the governing body
The governing body is the school’s accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school, which provides them with a good education and supports their wellbeing. Over the past decade the responsibilities of governing bodies have grown; and the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda has meant that schools are now accountable for children’s health and wellbeing in the community and for a wide range of extended services provision out of school hours.
The Governing Body:
Provides strategic direction to the school by:
- Setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
- Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
- Setting statutory targets
- Agreeing the school improvement strategy, which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure