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Governor Code of Conduct

This code sets out the expectations on and commitment required from our school governors, in order for the governing board to properly carry out its work within the school and the community.


Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers in every school. Along with the Head Teacher, it is the job of a governing body to set the school’s aims and objectives around how the school will develop and improve.

They set policies, formulate plans and agree targets to help the school achieve these objectives, as well as regularly reviewing their strategic framework in light of that progress. Creating robust accountability, the governing body is there to support and challenge the school’s senior leadership team.

They play a crucial role in holding the Head Teacher to account for securing the best possible outcomes for pupils. By challenging key decisions and asking pertinent questions about the school’s performance data, governors aim to guarantee high standards in education.

Ensuring financial probit Governing bodies have a strategic role in the financial management of schools.


Key Responsibilities:

  • setting financial priorities through the school development plan
  • 3 year financial plan 
  • annual budget.
  • They also decide on how the school’s delegated budget should be spent in accordance with the school improvement plan and statutory curriculum requirement