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Governing Body


The role of all school governors is to contribute to the work of the governing board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • 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 performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

What does this look like in action?

We work closely with the school's senior leadership team to create the school's vision and values, as well as a School Development Plan.  We analyse pupil performance data, visit the school meeting with teachers and pupils, and oversee the development of curriculum policy.  We scrutinise the budget, oversee the development of all school policies, sign off on staff pay, receive reports on care and maintenance of the building, monitor grounds and equipment.

Who are we?

The governing body is made up of a mix of elected parent and staff representatives, Local Authority members, and co-opted governors with relevant skills from the local community.  The Vineyard School Instrument of Government sets out our exact constitution.