What is the purpose of governance?
The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
All governance boards, no matter what type of school or how many schools they govern, have three core functions
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
(Governance Handbook March 2019)
There are several different types of Governor:
Parent Governor- Elected from parents at the school by parents
Staff Governor- Elected from staff at the school by staff
Co-opted Governors- Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.
If you are interested in joining the Governing Body, please chat to either a Governor or the Headteacher. If you are a parent, joining the Governing Body happens through parent elections. The head teacher can inform you when the next one is likely and the procedure for this.