The policies and administration of the school are the responsibility of the Board of Governors. The Governors also play a vital role in the self-evaluation process through regular monitoring visits to the school to ensure that school leaders comply with policy and to review the progress of school priorities.
“Governors monitor the work of the school regularly which provides them with high-quality information about how well it is doing. They commission reviews of the school’s performance from others. They use their evidence to hold senior leaders to account and they challenge them robustly to drive standards even higher. Governors ensure that all resources, including funding made available for those pupils entitled to receive the pupil premium, are effectively used. Governors ensure that performance management arrangements are rigorous and robust and closely linked to salary progression. They also ensure that staff are carefully deployed to maximise the benefit to all groups of pupils and that statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and the promotion of equal opportunities are fully met. ” (Ofsted, 2012