The three core functions of a governing body, as reflected in Ofsted’s inspection criteria are:
- Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met;
- Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation; and
- Ensuring probity with effective management of devolved financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.
They are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving the school budget; and appointing the headteacher.
Our Local Governing Body now met six times a year.