Governors work as a team and they are a hugely important group of volunteers! They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. They do this by providing strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They have three key functions:
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Governing boards are accountable to parents, the local community and the Local Authority.
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) This is in recognition of the fact that the PCC is the voice of the Church in the locality and the Diocesan Education Board has responsibility for formulating policies which affect all Church schools in the diocese. As a Voluntary Aided school, Foundation Governors form the majority of our governors.
The inclusion of Foundation Governors on governing bodies is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a Church school. The Foundation Governors represent the historic link with the original establishment of the school and its distinctive religious ethos.