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

The Annual Statement of Governance outlines how the governing body has carried out this role over the past year.

MMPS Annual Governance Statement 2022-2023

The structure of the Governing Body

Since September 2020 the Governing Body has operated as a circle model of governance. 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.

The constitution of the governing body is outlined in the Instruments of Government document available below

2015 Jan Instrument of Government