Responsibilities of Our School Governors
Accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.
Develop the long-term strategic direction of the school. Actively involved in the creation of the School Improvement Plan, visions and aims, and budget.
► Critical Friendship
Challenges, monitors and evaluates progress against set targets.
► Compliments, Comments and Concerns
The Governing Body would like to hear from you if you:
- Are happy with the service the school provides and would like to compliment the staff and its pupils;
- Have any suggestions about how the school can improve the quality of its provision;
- Have a complaint or concern. All complaints will be taken seriously and given full and proper consideration in accordance with the Complaints and Compliments Policy.
► Declaration of Business and Personal interests
Governors and trustees have a legal duty to act only in the best interests of their schools. Where a situation arises in which they cannot do this due to a personal interest they have, steps should be taken to identify, prevent and record the conflict. This ensures governors or trustees are acting in the best interests of the school.
► Pecuniary interests
Generally, governors should not participate in any discussions in which they or their relatives may directly or indirectly benefit from a pecuniary interest, except where the relevant authority has authorised this i.e. legislation for maintained schools or articles of association for academies. A direct benefit refers to any personal financial benefit and an indirect benefit refers to any financial benefit you may have by virtue of a relationship to someone who stands to gain from a decision of the governing board. Both direct and indirect interests must be declared.
► Non-pecuniary interests (Conflicts of loyalty)
There may be a non-pecuniary interest whereby the governor does not stand to gain any benefit but a declaration should still be made. For example, this might be where a governor has a family member working in the school. While the governor might not benefit personally, their judgement could be impaired if something was brought up that would affect the family member.
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