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What is our role?

Governors are the employers and support the Headteacher in the development of the strategic direction of the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the daily running of the school and together with the Governing Body provides the leadership directions. At Central Foundation Girls’ School we have been privileged for some years to support a very successful school, so that our task is to help to maintain and improve on success.

Governors are responsible for the strategic vision of the school and for supporting the Headteacher and her staff in achieving that vision. Governors have responsibility for appointing the Headteacher, managing the school’s budget, setting annual targets and monitoring performance against those targets, all in the interest of raising standards of achievement. In addition to these statutory responsibilities, Governors do a wide variety of other things, either through formal committee activity or through personal involvement with the day-to-day life of the school.