Role of the Governing Body

The Principal is a Governor and she is responsible for the management of the school. The Governing Body (Local Academy Committee) 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 to ensure the quality provision of equipment, books, buildings and environment as well as health and safety issues. Local Academy Committee meetings are held at least once a term.  The Local Academy Committee 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, 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 Academy Committee.

If you wish to contact the governors please contact the Chair, Katie Siddall, at chair@ashgrove.cheshire.sch.uk