The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Governing Body

The Role of A Governor

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The governing body:

Approves the strategic direction of the school by:

  • Agreeing the values, aims, objectives and targets for the school
  • Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives

  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure

Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating its performance:

  • The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework

  • Progress towards targets

  • The implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy

  • The budget and the staffing structure

  • Conducts self-evaluation

Ensures accountability by:

  • Responding to Ofsted reports when necessary

  • Holding the Headteacherto account for the performance of the school

  • Ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate

  • Making available information to the community

Appoints and performance manages the Headteacher who will deliver the aims (through the day to day management of the school, implementation of the agreed policy framework and school improvement strategy, and delivery of the curriculum) and report appropriately to the governing body.