The 3 core functions of the governing board
The Governance Handbook explains these are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
- Overseeing financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
Key tasks and responsibilities
These vary depending on your school type
Download our KeyDoc below or carry on reading this article to get a sense of what you need to do based on your school type.
Remember, you might delegate some of your responsibilities. Find out more about schemes of delegation for maintained schools, single academies and multi-academy trusts.
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