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Our Role

                          What do we do?                    


Our Academy Governing Body work with the headteacher and Willows Academy Trust Board to; 

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Hold leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Oversee the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.


Who is a governor? 


All Governors are volunteers and at our school we have 3 types of Governor:

1: Parent Governors- Parent Governors are elected by the parents of children at the school, where only one parent applies then this parent will be accepted on to the governing body if there skill set is appropriate..

2: Staff Governors- Staff Governors are elected by the staff at the school.

3. Community Governors –representatives from the community. These may also be parents but also may have no connection with the school.

The Head teacher attends all Governing body meetings.


Governor skills

We ensure that our Governing body has a broad set of skills and each Governor is required to complete a skills audit. Each Governor has a linked teacher who they discuss particular curriculum areas with in their monitoring role. The Governors write a report on their allocated curriculum areas each year and monitor the action plans with their linked teacher.

The Governors are required to attend pertinent induction and training and are given training information on the schools own monitoring and assessment systems.