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.