School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
Julie Summerhayes (chair)
Rob Sutherland (vice chair)
Brian Walton (Headteacher)
Governance Handbook contains Governance Structure, Roles of Governors, Meeting Attendance and Delegated Functions
To contact the Board of Governors