Role of the Governing Body
The Governing Body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.
The Governing Body must work closely with the Head Teacher and create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school. The Governing Body must feel able to question and challenge.
A school is a business and its stakeholders are the pupils. The Governing Body must have a professional attitude and use its collective skills to benefit the pupils. It must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school. The Governing Body is answerable to parents and the wider community. The Governing Body is collectively responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school and for monitoring the schools performance.
Types of Governors
Elected by teaching and support staff
Elected by parents
Members of the local community elected by governors
Local authority governors
Nominated by Ealing Council political parties
|Overall responsibilities of the governors
|Overall responsibilities of the committees
In addition to the Full Governing Body, which normally meets four times a year, we also have two active committees which each meet three times a year and each Governor would be expected to join at least one of these committees: