Governors provide challenge and support with a focus on three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- Overseeing the the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
All governors of Catholic maintained schools have legal rights and responsibilities which ensure that they safeguard and promote their school’s denominational character.
These rights and responsibilities have been recognised by Government as central to the continuing success of Catholic education. The following are key aspects of the governing body’s legal duties in voluntary aided schools relating to their religious character.
- Appointment of Teachers
- The Curriculum
Please take the time to read about the work of the Governing Body at St Edmund's.