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


Minutes of Governing Body Meetings

Minutes 2016-17

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee

Minutes 17th October 2016

Minutes 8th December 2016

Minutes 20th March 2017

Minutes 8th May 2017

Minutes 26th September 2016

Minutes10th November 2016

Minutes 20th February 2017

Minutes 6th October 2016





Minutes 2015-16

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee

Minutes 1 October 2015

Minutes 16 November 2015

Minutes 8 February 2016

Minutes 12th May 2016

Minutes of 13th July 2016

Minutes 5 October 2015

Minutes 4th February 2016

Minutes 16th June 2016

Minutes 21 Oct 2015

Minutes 8 December 2015

Minutes 15 March 2016

Minutes 3rd May 2016

Minutes 5th July 2016


Minutes 2014-15

Full Governing Body Learning Committee Resources Committee

Minutes 18 September 2014

Minutes 20 October 2014

Minutes 17 November 2014

Minutes 19 January 2015

Minutes 10 February 2015

Minutes 13 July 2015

Minutes 15 December 2014

Minutes 26 January 2015

Minutes 11 May 2015

Minutes 29 June 2015

Minutes 14th October 2014

Minutes 9 December 2014

Minutes 10 February 2015

Minutes 24 March 2015

Minutes 5 May 2015


Full Governing Body Minutes 2013-14

Full Governing Body

Minutes 30 September 2013

Minutes 9 December 2013

Minutes 31 March 2014

Minutes 14 July 2014