What is the role of the governing body?
Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future. Governors have a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors work in partnership with the head teacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.
The governing body has 3 main roles:
- To set strategic direction
- To monitor and evaluate performance
- To ensure accountability
What do Governors do?
School Governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to parents and the community. The responsibilities of the governing body include:
- promoting high standards of education and achievement
- planning the school’s long-term future
- setting the school’s aims and values
- appointing senior staff including the Head teacher
- budgetary allocation and control
- deciding on the number of staff to be employed
- making sure that the curriculum is broad and balanced
The Governing Body of Khalsa Primary School