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.