Governors  »  What we do

Governors have three main roles:

Strategic planning
We plan with the staff leadership team for the strategic development and improvement of the school, not only in physical terms with regard to the development of the site and facilities, but also in terms of the development of school ethos and the curriculum.
We support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school. This is sometimes referred to as the role of a ‘critical friend’ by asking clear and useful questions about the way things are done and the reasons for them being done that way. This also involves setting the policy framework for the school and monitoring the implementation of policies as managed and carried out by the Headteacher and staff. We hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education provided.
We are responsible for the handling of its finances, which includes both planning for long term spending and setting and monitoring the annual budget and funds.
In order to carry out these roles effectively we meet eight times throughout the year as a full governing body. (Please see our dairy of meetings)