The governing body is responsible for making sure the school improves each year. It sets the direction and makes sure the school is meeting its targets, whilst allowing the Headteacher and teaching professionals to manage the school on a day-to-day basis.
Governors attend meetings where reports about the school’s progress are discussed, they test information received by asking questions and make sure the school spends its budget wisely against the priorities shown in the school plan.
Whilst every governing body is different, it is likely that most governors will:
Many governing bodies also evaluate their own performance and identify areas of development and complete training to make sure they continue to work effectively as a team.