The Governing Board has three key functions in relation to the running of the school.

1) To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school

2) To hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and the performance management of staff

3) To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that money is appropriately spent

In order to achieve this the Governors are required to:

Understand and respect the distinction between the role and responsibilities of the board and those of the executive/school leaders

Set and maintain an ethos of high expectations for everyone in the school community, including in the conduct and the professionalism of the board itself

Preserve and develop the character of the school

Not undermine fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Operate and make decisions in the best interests of pupils, informed by the views and needs of our key stakeholders (pupils, parents, staff, the local community and the local authority)

Follow the school’s policies and procedures, and the procedures of the board as set out in relevant legislation, statutory guidance, and the school’s constitutional documents

Take responsibility for our self-evaluation, regularly reviewing our board’s performance, constitution and skillset

Take part in any training or development required to fill any gaps in the skills we need for effective governance

Understand that where responsibility has been delegated, the board as a whole remains accountable and that important decisions relating to core functions will be made by the full board

Comply with relevant guidance and legislation that sets out how we must manage our school’s money, and procure goods and services

Act with integrity and transparency when making financial decisions, and understand that our financial management and decision-making will be scrutinised and audited

Work to actively identify and manage risks to the school.

Policies and Procedures

All our policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated. If there is a policy that you would expect to find, not listed here, then please contact the school for assistance. A policy may have been temporarily removed for updating.

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