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Governor Roles

Governing Body Organisation 

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance. The Board at Great Milton has resolved to conduct all its business as a Board, and to work collectively without committees.

The Board has appointed the DfE identified individual delegated governor roles of Safeguarding; SEND; Health & Safety; Finance; to report back on their findings, as well as, the delegated monitoring pairs to focus and report back, in replacement of a committee, on the school improvement priorities.

The board considers it important, from a best practice perspective, although not statutory, to add link governors for whole school wellbeing, culture and early years.

The Board has three strategic core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding Executive Leaders/Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation/school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation/school and making sure its money is well spent.