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How the Governing Body Works

The governing body has a number of key responsibilities which are delegated to it by The Trustees of the Great North Wood Education Trust and set out in the Scheme of Delegation approved by the Trust and published on its website.

  • Set the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school
  • monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities
  • recruit and performance manage the headteacher
  • exercise employer responsibility
  • ensure the school meets its statutory responsibilities
  • ensure the premises are well managed
  • report to the school’s stakeholders

The working of the Local Governing Body is set out in the Scheme of Delegation of The Great North Wood Education Trust

The governors carry out these functions through its  meetings held 5 times per year and  visits to the school.

Some governors have specific named responsibilities. These currently are

Children Looked After (by the Local Authority)           Sandy Brooks
Health and Safety David Timms
Families Forum Verona Coultart
Pupil Premium Joan O'Mahony
Safeguarding & Child Protection Nick Woodward
SEN and Inclusion Holly Mann
Training and Development Joan O’Mahony