Our Governing Body - What is it?
All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher and staff. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority. The Governing Body meets six times a year; additionally, there is a Finance, Audit and Risk committee which also meets at least termly.
All governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected. If you want to be part of Manor Leas Infant School's Governing Body please enquire about any vacancies. You are very welcome to contact Mr Dave Butler, our Chair of Governors or Mrs Jacqui Kirwan, the Headteacher, for further information.