Diss Federation – Interim Executive Board
Chair: Mrs Maureen Eade
Other Members: Diss Federation Executive Board Members
Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Our school governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the LA, the church, the community and other groups. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing body.
School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. They work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Please read our Annual Statement for details of the key issues governors dealt with in the last academic year.
Full Governing Body meeting minutes
Agreed minutes can be accessed below:
Click below for details of governor attendance over the last academic year.