The Governing body has the following core strategic functions:
- Setting the academy’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils
- Overseeing the financial performance of the academy, ensuring probity and value for money
An agenda is set in advance of each meeting to ensure we discuss the full range of issues concerning the academy and fulfil our statutory duties. The governors monitor specific aspects of the academy and its performance, reporting their findings to the full Governing Body. Specific themes covered through the academy’s year include, but are not limited to:
- The curriculum, including provisions for special educational needs
- Staff ethos
- Pupil ethos
- Academy Finances
- Premises and buildings, including Health and Safety-
In addition to these activities, the governors support the academy in disciplinary matters, including complaints, appeals and exclusions.
The Governing Body: –
- Is accountable for the performance of the academy to parents and the wider community
- Plans the academy’s strategy and future direction
- Appoints the Headteacher and monitors their performance
- Makes decisions on the academy’s budget and staffing
- Ensures the national curriculum is taught
- Ensures the Christian ethos of the academy is maintained and developed.
- Makes sure there is daily Collective Worship and weekly teaching of Religious Education.
- Influences how the academy encourages pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development
- Makes sure the academy provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs
- Works with the Diocese as part of the Aquila multi academy trust.
The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school; this is the responsibility of the Headteacher.