How the School is Governed

管理机构 has three core strategic functions. These are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction


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Holding the headteacher to account

The governing board is also responsible for appointing the headteacher and holding them to account.

They hold the headteacher to account for improving pupil and staff performance by asking the right questions such as:

  • Which groups of pupils are the highest and lowest performing, and why?
  • Which year groups or subjects get the best and worst results, and why?
  • Does the school have the right staff, and the right development and reward arrangements?
  • How effectively does the school listen to the views of pupils and parents?

Governors also refer to data published by the DfE and Ofsted, as well as other data on:

  • Pupil learning and progress
  • Pupil applications, admissions, attendance and exclusions
  • 员工 deployment, absence, recruitment, retention, morale and performance
  • 教学质量

Overseeing financial performance

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  • Are resources allocated in line with the school’s strategic priorities?
  • Does the school have sufficient reserves to cover major changes such as restructuring, and any risks identified in the budget forecast?
  • Is the school making best use of its budget, including in relation to planning and delivery of the curriculum?
  • Are the school’s assets and financial resources being used efficiently?
  • How can better value for money be achieved from the budget?
  • 委员会结构

    The majority of the routine work of the governing body is undertaken through three main committees:

    There are also a number of other committees that meet as required:

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