What is a governing body?
The Government requires that each school has a management team (a governing body). This team is made up of the various stakeholders that the school serves - parents, local authority, staff, community and dioceses. Governors are either elected or appointed.
What does a governing body do?
The Governing body works in partnership with the headteacher, staff, parents and the Local Authority to raise standards of achievement in the school, led by the Chair of Governors.
The main functions of the governing body are to:
Latest Governor Handbook
Please click below to see the latest version, published in November 2015, updated March 2019. This publication replaces the Governors Guide to the Law.