Every school has a Governing Body which is made up of the following:
- parents of children who attend the school
- teachers from the school
- people appointed by the Local Education Authority.
- businessmen and women and others working within the local community
The Governors have a very important role to play. In conjunction with the Headteacher they are involved in:
- Interviewing and selecting staff.
- Deciding how the school budget is spent.
- Overseeing the curriculum.
- Setting standards of behaviour.
Governors usually serve for a period of four years and they require no special qualifications. All Governors are informed about their responsibilities and training is available. The Governing Body meets at least once a term and there are additional meetings for other business. At the end of each year Governors prepare a report for parents, and they are invited to a meeting to discuss its contents.