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What is the Role of the Governing Body?

Strategic Direction

  • Decide on long term plans and direction of the school
  • Agree the aims and ethos of the school
  • Decide the policies under which the school will operate


  • Accountable for the school’s overall performance
  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered
  • Agree the school’s performance targets
  • Set the staffing structure
  • Responsibility for the school’s budget
  • Handle complaints
  • Maintenance of school buildings

Critical Friend

  • Promote high expectations
  • Hold the school to account
  • Being supportive but equally challenging
  • Monitor and evaluate the school performance

We hope this has given you an understanding of the role of our Governing Body.