All schools in England have a governing body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. At Priory, our governing body is made up of the head teacher and volunteers representing staff, parents, the local authority and the local community. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’. This means that we support the head teacher and other staff but also challenge and ask questions.
We work closely with the head teacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the head teacher 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.
The Governing Body is chaired by Martin Forryan.