The purpose of our governing body is to “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school”.
Morley’s governing body has three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
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The structure of the Governing Body
In September 2020 the Governing Body agreed to trial a new approach to governance for a period of 12 months, moving from a committee model to a circle model. Under the circle model the resources and learning committees are dissolved and all matters are considered by the full governing body. The Performance Management and Salary Committees remain as separate committees to monitor staff appraisal and carry out headteacher appraisal. The salary committee meets separately to consider issues around pay.
The full governing body meets six times a year, usually bi-monthly.