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The Role of the Governing Board and Committees

The Board of Governors

The Governing Board works in partnership with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and staff. Whilst it is the responsibility of the Headteacher for the day to day running of the school, the governing board is responsible for the conduct of the school, and promotes high standards of educational achievement. It is the accountable body in law and as such:

  • Provides the long-term strategy for the school
  • Appoints and holds the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
  • Performance appraises the Headteacher
  • Agrees the school improvement strategy, including setting targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school
  • Signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to Ofsted reports as necessary, and
  • Ensures parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate.

In law, the quorum for a maintained governing board meeting is half the complete governing board in post (rounded up to the nearest whole number). Vacancies on the governing board are not counted when determining whether a meeting is quorate or not.

Resources Committee 

The Resources Committee is responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure all resources (finance, staff and premises) are effectively and efficiently deployed. All Governors currently attend this committee meeting.