The School Governing Body (SGB) is the key strategic decision-making body of the school. It is responsible for setting the school’s strategic framework, ensuring that the school has a long-term strategic vision.
The governing body agrees the strategic priorities, aims and objectives for the school and agree the policies, plans and targets for how to achieve them. They check on progress and review regularly their strategic framework for the school in the light of that progress.
Role of the SGB includes:
- • Building a productive and supportive relationship with the Head teacher/ Principal while holding him/her to account for school performance and taking hard strategic decisions in the light of objective data;
- • Ensuring that the staff has the necessary skills, competency and capacity to discharge its responsibilities, including challenging the school to bring about improvement and hold leaders to account for performance and discipline.
- • The Governors undertake their duties through a series of meetings held on a quarterly basis, at least four (4) times per year.
- • The governing body delegates the responsibility of managing the school to the Principal and his School Management Team (SMT) and ensures that plans that are set, approved, implemented, and monitored by the SGB.
- • Approving the strategy and policies developed by management.
- • Responsible for the day to day running of the school.
- • Dealing with the quality and standards of education throughout the school.
- • Monitoring the performance of the school and reviewing the school curriculum.
- • Ensuring that the school complies with the regulatory requirements.
Ensuring that resources are used in compliance with the regulatory requirement.