The Governing Body has a strategic role in the management of the school, and its responsibilities include:

  • To set the vision and strategic direction of the school
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance
  • To ensure financial resources are well spent
  • To ensure statutory duties are met and priorities approved

The work of the Governing Body has been validated by Ofsted (October 2015), who stated that the governance of the school:

  • is committed to the school’s vision of success for each student
  • plays an important and very effective part in helping leaders to drive the school forward
  • is forensic in its analysis of school data and rigorous in its challenge to school leaders
  • is meticulous in its monitoring of how the school uses its funding

Undoubtedly, the impact of the Governing Body was a significant factor in the school being judged to be Good, with outstanding features, as well as receiving a judgement of Good, in the SIAMS inspection of May 2017.



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