The Role of the Governing Body

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

Click here for more information on the roles and responsibilities of governors at Morley.

The structure of the Governing Body

The full governing body meets five or six times a year. In addition, sub-committees meet regularly to focus on specific issues. There are four sub-committees:

  • a Resources Committee which deals with finance, premises and personnel matters
  • a Learning Committee which deals with matters related to teaching, learning and behaviour
  • a Performance Management Committee which monitors the appraisal of staff and undertakes the appraisal of the head-teacher.
  • a Salary Review Committee that deals with issues around pay.

Please click below to view our Instrument of Government, Standing Orders and Committee Terms of Reference:

Instrument of Government

Standing Orders for the Governing Body 2016-17

Terms of Reference for the Full Governing Body and Committees 2016-17

Code of Practice 2016-17

Annual Governance Statement

Click below to see our latest Annual Governance Statement, which summarises the work of the Governing Body over the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

2015-16 Annual governance statement



Full Governing Body

School year 2016-17

Minutes 17th October 2016

Minutes 8th December 2016

School year 2015-16
Minutes 1 October 2015
Minutes 16 November 2015
Minutes 8 February 2016

Minutes 12th May 2016

Minutes of 13th July 2016

School year 2014-15
Minutes 18 September 2014
Minutes 20 October 2014
Minutes 17 November 2014
Minutes 19 January 2015
Minutes 10 February 2015
Minutes 13 July 2015

School year 2013-14
Minutes 30 September 2013

Minutes 9 December 2013
Minutes 31 March 2014
Minutes 14 July 2014

Resources Committee
Minutes 14th October 2014
Minutes 9 December 2014
Minutes 10 February 2015
Minutes 24 March 2015
Minutes 5 May 2015
Minutes 21 Oct 2015
Minutes 8 December 2015
Minutes 15 March 2016

Minutes 3rd May 2016

Minutes 5th July 2016

Minutes 6th October 2016

Learning Committee
Minutes 15 December 2014
Minutes 26 January 2015
Minutes 11 May 2015
Minutes 29 June 2015
Minutes 5 October 2015

Minutes 4th February 2016

Minutes 16th June 2016

Minutes 26th September 2016

Minutes10th November 2016