The Governing Body.


Governing Bodies in my opinion are often the unsung heroes in a school. From what I can see very little is written about them and the valuable role they perform. These people are unpaid volunteers from all different walks of life and they give up their time because they care deeply about children and education.

The DfE has produced a Governors’ Handbook for Governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools which sets out their core function. Their role includes overseeing finances, holding the Head teacher to account, promoting the well being of pupils and helping to set the strategic direction of the school. This is what they are required to do, many do far more.

It is good practise for all schools to have a SEN Governor to push the issues regarding children with additional needs. We have 12 Governors and I am proud to say that all are…

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