The Governing Body has general responsibility for the Conduct of the School with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement (Section 21, Education act 2002).
This includes working with the Headteacher and the Leadership team to:-
- Set appropriate targets for student achievement across the Key Stages
- Manage the School’s Budget
- Make sure that the curriculum for the School is balanced and broadly based and in particular that the curriculum includes the National Curriculum and all other statutory requirements.
- Report National Curriculum re-assessments and examination results to parents, LA and DFE.
- Appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, determining how the appointment of other staff will be managed and establishing procedures for management of staff conduct and discipline and staff grievance.
- Review annual staff performance management arrangements.
- Manage Governors duties to students with SEN under Section 317 of the Education Act 1966
Governors should act at all times with honesty and integrity and be ready to explain their actions and decisions to staff, students, and parents/carers and anyone with a legitimate interest in the school.
At Abbot Beyne the Headteacher and the Governing Body work together as a team with mutual respect and trust. The Headteacher has responsibility for the leadership and management of the school with Governors having responsibility for policy making and monitoring the progress of the school.
It is in part because of the high quality of the relationship between the Headteacher and the Governors that the school continues to improve.