The Board of Governors is responsible for ensuring that the school is run effectively. All state maintained schools are accountable to their board of governors who, in turn, is accountable to the parents and the community.

The governing body is responsible for:

* Working with the school to ensure it delivers a good quality of education.

* Setting the aims and policies of the school together with the headteacher.

* Agreeing the school budget together with the headteacher.

* Appointing the headteacher.

* Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school.

* Holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school.

It is however the headteacher who is responsible for the day to day running of the school and if any parent has concerns about any aspect of the day to day running of the school they should address themselves to the headteacher and not the governors in the first instance.

In order to fulfil their responsibilities, governors need to know how schools, in general, are required to operate and how their school, in particular, operates. They do this through organised  group training sessions, by attending school governor meetings and by getting to know the school community, for example, by visiting the school during the school day.

Spaxton School Governing Body

There are six full governing body meetings per year -one each half term. 
 The governing board of Spaxton Church of England Voluntarily Controlled Primary School has determined that there will be no standing committees.

Where required under relevant legislation and governance regulations and in other cases to ensure the most efficient conduct of its business, the board will

  • Delegate work to time-limited committees and/or individual members of the board
  • Set up working groups to provide information and/or make recommendations to the board.

The arrangements for delegating functions will be reviewed annually by the full board of governors.