The role of the school governor and governing bodies
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a excellent way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
Key roles of governors:
- To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- To hold the headteacher to account and ensuring the educational performance of the school, its students, the quality of our residential provision and the performance management of all staff.
- To oversee the financial performance of the school, ensure we offer value for money and make sure our money is well spent.
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
- Determining how the school’s budget is spent.
- The appointing and dismissing of staff.
- Hearing appeals and grievances.
- Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline.
- Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
- Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies.
If you would be interested in serving as a Stone Bay School governor please don’t hesitate to contact us. We particularly welcome applications from existing parents.
In September 2018, the Governing Body adopted the ‘circle’ model operating structure, with lead governors designated to monitor the school’s key priorities.
All Governors are appointed for a 4 year term of office.