Our Governing Body
Role of School Governors
A strong, well led, governing body supportive of the school, its staff and its vision make a crucial contribution to the school's well-being and effectiveness.
Governors are the strategic leaders within schools and have the responsibility of promoting high standards of educational achievement, ensuring every child in their school receives the best quality education. According to the DfE Governors' Handbook, the governing body has three strategic functions;
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
Within church schools, Foundation Governors are appointed by a church body and have additional responsibilities within the governing body;
Foundation governors have the responsibility to secure the character of the school as a Church of England voluntary school, that it is preserved and developed on accordance with the school’s trust deed and its ethos statement. This will include facilitating links between the school and its parish and being involved in the preparation of the school’s self-evaluation prior to a SIAMS inspection, and possibly attending the inspection itself.
‘A strong, well-led governing body, supportive of the school, its teachers and its mission makes an important contribution to the school’s wellbeing and effectiveness. The foundation governors will have an special care for the school’s Christian character.’ (National Society 2013)
(Taken from the Diocese of Leeds, Education Website, Governance page December 2021)
Our Local Governing Body members are: