The Governing Body needs to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the School and be accountable for its decisions. It should set aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities.
Terms of reference:
- To agree constitutional matters, including procedures where the Governing Body has discretion.
- To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors where appropriate.
- To hold at least three Governing Body meetings a year.
- To appoint or remove the Chair and Vice Chair.
- To appoint or remove a Clerk to the Governing Body.
- To establish the committees of the Governing Body and their terms of reference.
- To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee
- To suspend a Governor
- To decide which functions of the Governing Body will be delegated to committees, - groups and individuals.
- To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the Governing Body is - necessary.
- To approve the first formal budget plan of the financial year.
- To keep the Health and Safety Policy and its practice under review and to make revisions where appropriate.
- To review the delegation arrangements annually.
- Any items which individual governing bodies may wish to include.
- The governing body should consist of 1 headteacher, 1 staff governor, 1 local authority governor, 7 parent governors, and 7 co-opted governors as from 15th June 2015.