Purpose of the Governing Body

Purpose of the Governing Body

There are three main roles that the Governing Body fulfils. These are to:

  • provide a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school
  • support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school
  • hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.

At Oakdale Junior School  the Governing Body’s main focus, working with the leadership team is to:

  • conduct a self evaluation of the school’s performance and develop an annual School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • ensure appropriate Staffing and other resources to meet, as far as possible, the pupils’ educational needs
  • ensure the curriculum delivered develops in line with Government guidance and the pupils’ educational needs
  • ensure the school manages its activities within the income provided and thus maintains its financial viability
  • ensure the school meets all health and safety requirements and has robust safeguarding practices
  • act as a link between the neighbourhood, the school and the County Council.

Each Governor also has a subject link or Year group  link to relevant Staff in order to gain a better understanding of activities, successes, developments and issues relating to each area.

Governing Body Committees: Committees 07 Sep 2015