Remit of the Board of Governors
The Governors are responsible for 3 core functions:
- Setting the strategic direction
- Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and
- Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.
What does the Board of Governors do?
Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Their role involves working closely with the Executive Headteacher, Operational Headteachers and Senior Leadership Teams to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and where learning is fun.
Their main functions are to:
- Help set the aims and objectives for the schools
- Help ensure the policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
- Set targets to monitor the progress of the schools to ensure they are meeting their aims and objectives
- Be a critical friend to the schools and provide a source of challenge and support
Full Governing Board meetings are held monthly during term time. The approved minutes are available on request from the Clerk to Governors: Clerk@hatherley-inf.gloucs.sch.uk
The Instrument of Government
The Federation's Instrument of Government (see below), effective from 1st April 2023, states that the Board of Governors shall comprise:
- 2 parent governors
- 1 Local Authority governor
- 1 staff governor
- 1 headteacher
- 2 foundation governors
- 5 co-opted governors
- 12 Total