All Local Authority maintained schools in England have a governing body which have three major responsibilities:
- Ensuring the clarity of the school’s vision, ethos, and strategic direction
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
At Priory, our governing body follows the circle model of governance and is made up of the Headteacher and volunteers representing staff, parents, the local authority, and the local community. A key part of the role is to act as a ‘critical friend’. This means that we support the Headteacher and other staff but also challenge and ask questions.
We work closely with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority to ensure the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.
The Governing Body is chaired by Martin Forryan.
The Clerk to the Governors is supplied by The Education People and can be contacted via the school office.