Governing Body (SSB)

Structure of the SSB including roles and responsibilities

The School Strategy Board’s three core functions are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its budget has an effective impact on children’s learning.

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Role Responsibility
Chair
  • Be able to demonstrate the competencies set out in the DfE Competency Framework for Governors (in addition the Chair should be able to demonstrate the specific competencies for the Chair role).
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the school, within the overall vision for the Trust.
  • Contribute to the remit of the SSB to oversee educational and financial performance of the school and to ensure pupil and staff well-being.
  • Participate in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
  • Develop good working relationships with colleagues on the SSB to facilitate effective communication and decision making
SSB Members
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the school, within the overall vision for the Trust
  • Contribute to the remit of the SSB to oversee educational and financial performance of the school and to ensure pupil and staff well-being.
  • Participate in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
  • Develop good working relationships with colleagues on the SSB to facilitate effective communication and decision making
Clerk
  • Be responsible for advising School Strategy Board (SSB) on constitutional matters, duties and powers and will work within the broad current legislative framework.
  • Secure the continuity of governing body business and observe confidentiality requirements.