The governors of a Catholic school work as a team, in close co-operation with the headteacher and all staff. All governors and staff contribute to the Catholic character of the school and the Catholic nature of the education provided, as set out in its mission statement.
The governing body ensures clarity of vision, ethos and the strategic direction of the school. It sets the school’s strategic framework and ensures all statutory duties are met.
Key questions for the governing body are:
- Where are we now?
- Where do we want to be?
- How are we going to get there?
The structure of the Governing Body is as follows:
(a) seven foundation governors;
(b) two parent governors;
(c) the head teacher;
(d) one staff governor;
(e) one local authority governor
The governors have also co-opted an associate governor with financial expertise. This governor does not have voting rights but has a wealth of financial expertise in supporting the Governing Body’s decisions particularly regarding financial management. Instrument of Governance can be accessed via this link.