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Governing Body Structure

Governing Structure

Please click on the document below to view the New Scotland Hill Governing Structure in detail. The diagram shows the different committees within our Governing Body and the responsibilities of each group.

Under legislation (Education Act 2002) the Governing Body’s purpose is to “Conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school”.

The three core functions of the GB, as reflected in The School Governance (Roles, Procedures & Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 are:

  • 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 financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

Some of the things expected of governors include:

  • Support and challenge leadership.
  • Support, challenge and work in close partnership with the school
  • Ensure that the school is accountable to the children and their parents, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it and to the staff it employs
  • Account for the school’s overall performance and explain Governing Body decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met