Role of the Governing Body

The Principal  is a Governor and she is responsible for the management of the school. The Local Governing Body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. This general responsibility gives rise to a wide range of specific responsibilities which in turn require the governing body to establish a range of procedures. It is the governors’ responsibility to monitor the management of the school and the education of the children based on the requirements of the National Curriculum.

School governors work with the Principal and are responsible, jointly, for the strategic direction of the school. They consult with the Principal to manage the delegated budget, to appoint staff and ensure the quality provision of equipment, books, buildings and environment as well as health and safety issues. Full Governing Body Meetings are held at least once a term with a number of sub-committee meetings also taking place each term. The Governing Body of the school is made up of a number of people from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the governors are staff, some are parents, some members of the LA or local council and some are members of the local community. The school governors are a group of individuals who are nominated, elected or co-opted on to the Local Governing Body.

If you wish to contact the governors please contact the chair of governors Katie Harrop at chair@ashgrove.cheshire.sch.uk