What does the governing body do?
Recent legislation has widened the responsibilities of school governors, but broadly governing bodies oversee the work of the school and make sure it provides a good quality education for its pupils.
Working in partnership with the head and other staff, governors are involved in:
- setting the school's aims and policies;
- improving standards of teaching and achievement;
- setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure;
- interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff;
- acting as a link between the local community and the school;
- dealing with complaints about the school;
- drawing up an action plan after an inspection, and monitoring the success of the plan
In addition, every year governing bodies produce an annual report for parents and arrange a meeting at which this can be discussed.