What We Do

We provide a strategic view of where the school is heading - the governing body achieves this by reviewing policies and deciding the priorities for improvements,to be included in the school development plan.

We act as a critical friend to the school - a constructive friend offers support, constructive advice, a sounding board for advice, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. But a critical friend may also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.

We hold the school to account for the education standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides - setting targets for the school to achieve in the light of national and local targets - and then formally evaluating outcomes - lies at the heart of this aspect of the governing body's role.