What does the Governing Body do?
The Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability in Yew Tree. It is not directly responsible for operational aspects or the day-to-day running of the school as this is delegated to the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team. The Governing Body has three key functions:
Governors set the aims and objectives for Yew Tree and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher. In action, this means:
Anybody who is part of our Governing Body must be prepared to adopt the Nolan principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Our Governors should also committed to their role and to young people; confident in having courageous conversations; curious with an enquiring mind; able to challenge the status quo to improve things; collaborative to build strong relationships; critical to improve their own work and that of the board; and creative in problem solving and being innovative.