Governance Information at WW
The role of those serving on a Local Governing Body is an important one, ensuring that there is local accountability for the performance of the Trust and the Academies and that the Academies serve their communities. Those serving on a Local Governing Body are accountable to the Trust Board and must ensure that at all times they act in good faith and in the best interests of the Academies and the Trust, exercising reasonable care and skill having particular regard to personal knowledge and experience.
Guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be effective can be found HERE
The Governing Body at Whiston Worrygoose is made up of 7 Governors (plus the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School) who are committed to the school’s aims.
We work in close partnership with the school leadership team, the multi-academy trust, staff, pupils and parents to enable children to achieve success and to prepare them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life within a culturally diverse, ever changing, society.
The Governing Body is made of members from different groups such as parents, staff, the wider community and from other educational settings. Individual governors bring their own experiences and expertise to the governing body and we aim to use their skills to the benefit of the school.
The governing body has a number of responsibilities which have to be exercised in partnership with WWPAT, Head Teachers and staff. Governors should not intervene in the day-to-day running of the school. The governing body supports and leads on the following areas:
- Sets the strategic direction of the school.
- Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating.
- Ensures accountability
Governors are most useful to the school by being supportive yet challenging, neither blindly accepting nor entirely critical of the way the school functions. If the governing body gets the balance right it can both support the school and promote its improvement effectively.
The governing body must appoint a chair and vice chair but, beyond that, is able to organise itself as it wishes in order to carry out its responsibilities.
Certain duties must be carried out by the full governing body but others can be delegated to nominated governors or committees. Governors have been given specific areas of responsibility such as SEND, Safeguarding, Attendance, Pupil Premium, Wellbeing and Sports and PE.