The governing body has three core functions:
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, and the performance management of staff
3. overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our governors work with the headteacher and senior leadership team to drive the strategic development of the school and raise standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims and objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.
Governors are there to provide oversight and accountability – they don’t get involved in the day-to-day management of the school.
See ‘What do Governors do?‘ for more information.
Legally, governing boards are corporate boards, so responsibility and the power to take action and make decisions lies with the board as a whole, not its individual members. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.
The governing body has an ethos of high expectations of everyone in the school community, including high expectations for behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils, and for the conduct and professionalism of both staff and governors.
Holy Redeemer’s governors are committed, have inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn. They have good interpersonal skills, an appropriate level of literacy and be sufficiently numerate to understand basic data and are fully committed to supporting the school to fulfil its mission statement of helping the children to grow in faith and love to become great people who make a difference in our world.