St. Bede’s Catholic Infant School Governing Body
Chair and Vice Chair of the Full Governing Body and Committee Membership and Terms of Reference and Chair and Vice Chair of Committees are reviewed annually in the Autumn Term.
“The purpose of governance is to provide confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
All governance boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organization and making sure its money is well spent.”
(DfE Governance Handbook October 2020)
These functions are reflected in the School Governance Regulations and in Ofsted criteria to judge the effectiveness of Governance.
As a Voluntary Aided School Governors have responsibility as an Admission Authority and Employer of Staff.