Welcome to Meadow High School Governing Body

The School's Governing Body has a strategic role in the development of the school and is responsible for its policies and finances but does not become involved in day-to-day management issues; that is the role of the headteacher.

Here at Meadow High we also want to ensure that our pupils and staff enjoy school and that they all look forward to a stimulating day in a safe and friendly environment.

The Governing Body's responsibilities are:

To provide a strategic view by helping to set and maintain the broad framework within which the Headteacher and the staff should run the school;

To act as a critical friend providing the headteacher with support and offering advice and information but also providing some challenge. The Governing Body is there to monitor and evaluate the schools effectiveness;

To ensure accountability by monitoring the schools performance. In turn the Governing Body is accountable to all stakeholders on the schools overall performance.

The Governing Body's responsibilities and powers have to be exercised in partnership with the headteacher and staff to enable the school to be effective and to provide the best possible education for all of its pupils.

The Governing Body

  • makes decisions collectively.
  • sets the overall budget for the school.
  • decides on the number of staff.
  • ensures the national curriculum is taught to all pupils.
  • sets targets for pupil achievement.
  • publishes national test and exam results.
  • compares the performance of their school to similar schools.
  • receives information about the quality of teaching in the school.
  • has a published strategy for dealing with parental complaints and concerns.
  • ensures health and safety issues are addressed.
  • asks challenging questions.
  • consults the Headteacher when making decisions.
  • helps develop school policies and procedures.
  • considers the repair and maintenance of schoolbuildings.
  • considers the use of school premises outside school hours.
  • appoints committees of governors to look at specific issues such as finance,
  • staffing, curriculum and premises.

The Governing Body does not

  • inspect the school.
  • report on the quality of teaching after visiting the school.
  • authorise all expenditure.
  • share concerns about staff capability.
  • decide on how pupils are taught different subjects.
  • have the right to exclude a pupil.
  • write the schools policies on their own.
  • rubberstamp recommendations from the Headteacher.

The aim of all of these activities is to promote school improvement and to raise standards and achievement.

Members of Meadow High School Governing Body

All our governors are volunteers from the schools community who wish to make a positive contribution to our childrens education.

There are twelve members:

4 Parent Governors (elected by parents)
2 Staff Governors  (the headteacher and one elected by the school staff)
1 Local Authority Governors (nominated by the LA, appointed by the Governing Body)
5 Co-opted  Governors (members of the local community appointed by the Governing Body)

The Governing Body has the authority to appoint Associate Governors as appropriate to provide additional support and expertise.



If you have any suggestions or questions for the Governing Body please contact:
The School Office
Clerk to the Governors:   to be advised