The Role of the Governing Body
Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
The governing body operates at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school. Although governors are volunteers, they have a demanding role that requires skill and professionalism. As leaders of the school they are accountable to Ofsted for its effectiveness.
Walsall Wood Governors
We believe our governance to be very effective because we have:
Our governing body has been successfully re-constituted. All governors, (other than the Head) have a term of office of four years. Members are voted into the positions by either members of the governing body or in the case of parent representatives, by parents. All governors complete an annual skills audit and declaration of interest.
In February 2022, Governors at Walsall Wood School voted unanimously against having a Governors Allowances Policy. They wish to carry out their duties in a voluntary capacity; which extends to not accepting allowances.