Why do schools have governing bodies?
Every school has a Governing body which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. School governors work with the staff and local authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school.
What is the function of a governing body?
There are three core functions that a governing body requires as reflected in the Ofsted criteria:
1. Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction; engaging stakeholders; and ensuring that statutory duties are met
2. Hold the Headteacher to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; to challenge and strengthen leadership; to contribute to school evaluation
3. Ensure financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium and Sports Funding, to raise standards
Our Governing Body
The All Saints governing body consists of twelve members. It is made up of two elected parent governors, one elected staff governor, the Headteacher, one appointed local authority governor, two appointed foundation governors and five appointed co-opted governors. This ensures that that the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience to be a both a supportive and questioning friend. Our governing body is tightly focused, cohesive and dynamic. The governing body re-constituted on the 17 July 2014 as required by the 2012 Constitution Regulations set by the Department for Education.