All schools in England have a Governing Body, which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. While the Headteacher is in charge of the day-to-day running of the school, the governors are involved in such areas as finance, staffing, setting targets and analysing data. The role of the Governing Body can be split into three aspects defined by the Department for Education as:

  •            ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  •          holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the        school and its pupils, and the appraisal of staff
  •           overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money well spent.
In order to carry out these functions well, the Governing Body needs members who:
  •          have a clear commitment to the vision and ethos of the school, which are shared with the headteachers, staff, parents and others of our school community
  •           understand well how the school works, including its strength, weaknesses and current development priorities
  •           are committed to personal development to make sure the Governing Body has the necessary skills and experience to challenge and support the school in its development.
The Governing Body at Caldecote acknowledges that it has a collective responsibility to appoint and support new governors, particularily during their induction period, so that they can become effective as quickly as possible.  It also has a responsibility to the school to make sure that its members have the range of skills and knowledge necessary to carry out the three governor functions well.
If you are interested in learning more about the work of the governing body, please contact the Chair, Kevin Vanterpool, via the school office.

The Governors at Caldecote agree to abide by the code of conduct below.





  1. GB code of conduct

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