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Stocks GreenPrimary School

Role of the Governors

Stocks Green School is accountable to the governing body, which in turn is accountable to parents and the community.


The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)


The headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the operational aspects of the school, and are required to report to and answer questions from the Governing Body on all aspects of the school.


The Governing Board also carries out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  


The Governing Body is not about fundraising, neither it is about cheerleading for the school - though governors might do both those things. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.


Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body.  

Further details on the role of the governing Board and Governors can be found below.