On behalf of the Catholic community and the community of the school, the Governing Body is responsible for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards and ensuring the Catholic mission of the school. The governing body sets the framework to ensure that children are attending a successful Catholic school, which bears witness to the faith in all aspects of its work, provides them with a good education and supports their well-being to become responsible, inspired, self-motivated, caring, cooperative and reflective learners.
The governing body:
· Sets the strategic direction of the school by:
o setting the values, aims and objectives for the school including its Catholic ethos
o agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
o setting targets
o agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure
· Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:
o the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
o progress towards targets
o the effectiveness of the school in providing a high quality education rooted in life, person and teachings of Jesus Christ and Gospel values.
o the implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
o the budget and the staffing structure
· Ensures accountability by:
o signing off the school’s own self-evaluation report
o responding to Ofsted and RE Inspection reports when necessary
o holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school
o ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
o making available information to the community
· Appoints and performance manages the headteacher who will deliver the aims (through the day to day management of the school, implementation of the agreed policy framework and school improvement strategy, and delivery of the curriculum) and report appropriately to the governing body.