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What we do


The Governing Body
The Governing Body comprises parents, staff and members of the local community from a range of
different backgrounds. We are volunteers who are committed to ensuring that every child achieves
their full potential in a way that builds their confidence and develops a love of learning. We want
each child’s journey through our School to be as positive and enjoyable as possible. We aim to
achieve this by working hard to discharge our core functions, providing a balance of effective
challenge and support.

The Governing Body’s three core functions are:



Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and

strategic direction of the School:

Holding the School leaders to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils, and the performance management of staff:

Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent:

This will be seen in the work of the Governing 

Body, supporting the School to agree its strategic priorities, aims and objectives and agreeing policies, plans and targets for how to achieve them, short, medium and long term.  We then monitor progress against these priorities, aims and objectives.

This will be seen in the work of the Governing Body in monitoring the standards of education and the progress and achievement of the pupils, monitoring the implementation and evaluating the

effectiveness of the School Development Plan, monitoring progress towards targets and aspirations that have been set and to support and strengthen the Headteacher’s leadership.

This will be seen in the work of the Governing Body by the regular review of the School budget, planned spending and the effectiveness and impact of the money spent in terms  

of the fabric of the school, the delivery of the curriculum and the progress and attainment of the pupils.