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Remit of the Governing Body

A meeting of the full Governing Body is held once a term.  The Governing Body shall have regard to (but is not bound by) any Secretary of State Guidance relating to the governance of academies.  The Academy is conducted in accordance with:

  • the Articles of Association of the Academy Trust
  • all statutory rights/obligations on Academies
  • the terms of the funding agreement

In addition to attending meetings of the full governing body once a term, the governors are also members of one or more governor committees which report to the full governing body meeting.  These committees also meet once a term. 

The Governors and their Committees are required to act strategically by:

  • setting strategic direction, objectives, targets and policies for the school;
  • reviewing progress against the budget, plans and targets;
  • approving the school budget;
  • acting as a critial friend to the Headteacher by providing support and challenge; and
  • appointing the headteacher after consultation with the Society of the sacred Heart and a representative from the Diocese.

Governors are required to declare any potential business or other interest and abstain from any vote or decision which may occure in relation to that interest.

Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.


Role of the Headteacher

  • The Headteacher, as the principal manager for the school, is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school; for advising the other governors; and for implementing the strategic framework.

    Incorporated in the role of advising the Governors are:

  • formulating targets for the school, for adoption, modification or rejection by the Governors
  • formulating policies for the Governors to consider adopting
  • reporting to the Governors on progress, at least once per year.