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Message from the Chair


On behalf of the Board of Governors, I welcome this opportunity to briefly introduce you to the work the Governing Board undertakes to ensure that your child/young person receives an education unique to their needs. As governors, we work alongside the whole school community of staff, pupils and parents and aim to provide a happy, caring environment where all the pupils feel valued and safe.

John Garrett - Chair of Governors


Governors Statutory Responsibilities and Functions


In all types of schools, governing boards should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction,

b) Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, the performance management of staff; and

c) Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent. (Extract from Governance Handbook October 2020)


Governance Handbook/Competency Framework for Governance

Please refer to the Governance Handbook and Competency Framework for Governance published by the Department for Education. The latest versions are available online below:

Governance Handbook October 2020 Competency Framework for Governance January 2017