At Riverside Primary School, there is a Governing Body consisting of a number of school governors who oversee the school. The Governing Body has 7 members including the Headteacher. Some members are elected, such as Staff Governor and Parent Governor and some are appointed, for example, the Local Authority Governor.
Governing bodies have three main functions:
Governors assist the strategic direction of the school by:
They ensure accountability of the Headteacher by:
To oversee the financial performance of the school, governors have responsibility for managing a delegated budget and will:
The headteacher of the school is responsible for day-to-day management of the school whilst the role of the governing body is to provide strategic management.
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