The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Body:
The Governing Body does not manage the school! That is the role of Gill as Headteacher, and as Governors we aim to support her in doing this.
The Governing Body have three main areas of responsibility:
- Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met;
- Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation;
- Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.
They are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving the school budget; and appointing the headteacher.
In addition to these statutory responsibilities, Governors do a wide variety of other things, either through formal committee activity or through personal involvement with the day-to-day life of the school.
As we want Woodfield to be the very best, an ‘outstanding school’, our task is to help Gill and her team of staff make this happen.