What is the Role For a Governing Body?
The DfE states that the key purpose of a Governing Body is to help schools provide the best possible educations for pupils. Governing Bodies do this by:
- Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.
- Working with the Principal and staff to set strategic aims for the school, based on its mission and strategies.
- Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Principal and Leadership Team to support and challenge them in running the school.