The Role of the Governing Body
The Governing Body must act with integrity, objectivity and honesty in the best interest of the school and be open about the decisions it makes and the actions it takes. In particular the Governing Body must be prepared to explain its decisions and actions to interested persons (though this does not mean the governing body is required to disclose information it has decided should be confidential).
The Governing Body fulfils a largely strategic role in the running of the school.
The Governing Body will establish a strategic framework for the school by:
- Setting aims and objectives of the school;
- Setting polices to achieve those aims and objectives;
- Setting targets to achieve those aims and objectives.
The Governing Body will monitor and evaluate progress towards the achievement of its aims and objectives and regularly review the strategic framework for the school in light of that progress.
In establishing and monitoring the strategic framework the Governing Body considers any advice given by the headteacher and must comply with any trust deed relating to the school.
The Governing Body will act as a critical friend to the headteacher and will support the head and offer constructive criticism.
There is no conflict of interest evident with out Governors