Purpose of the Governing Body


Governors have a corporate responsibility for determining the strategic direction of the

Academy by working with the Head of School and senior leadership team to agree policy and

the transformation plan. An individual governor cannot act independently as an individual, all

decisions regarding Academy policy and strategy must be determined as a quorate corporate


A key role of the Governing Body is to ensure that the Head of School and the senior leadership

team are able to lead the Academy effectively on a day-to-day basis. The Governing Body

should ensure that the senior leadership team are accountable for the success of the Academy

by ensuring that agreed policies and the transformation plan are implemented and followed


The role description should be read in conjunction with the articles of association of the

Federation and terms of reference for the local governing body.


To download a copy of the Governor’s role description click here.