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Section 1 – The essentials of effective governance

1. All boards, whether in the maintained or academy sector and no matter how many schools they are responsible for, have three core functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Please refer to the guidance for all governors below.


The governors meet half termly to discuss the business in relation the above core functions.

The minutes are available for your information.