School Governing Bodies

There are three key functions of the governing body; Strategic, Critical friend and Accountability.

They do this by working corporately to:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the schools and making sure its money is well spent.


The headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.


Last Updated on 26 November 2015

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