Our governing board is the strategic decision maker and vision setter for Manley Park Primary School. It's members play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for our school leaders. Crucially, that means using and being familiar with objective data on the performance of pupils, teachers and finances to ask the right questions and ensure resources are allocated to school priorities. It also means ensuring that schools prepare pupils for life and the workplace by building their character and resilience and by implementing their Prevent duty to protect them from the risks of extremism and radicalisation.

As we move towards an increasingly school-led system, the importance of our board's role will only continue to grow. A school-led system doesn’t mean our school will be working in isolation; it means that our school becomes fully integrated with our local community and, crucially, that we connect with and learning from each other.

The Essentials of Effective Governance

Our board has three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.