Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who represent the school's place in the
local community. It comprises 2 parents of Oak Hill pupils – elected by other parents;
the Headteacher and a staff representative, a representative appointed by the Local
Authority and 7 co-opted people who have relevant skills or interests who are mainly
from the local community. Their role is to give a strategic overview to the work of the
school providing a 'critical friend' to ensure that the school is achieving the very best it
can for every pupil.

There is a Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body, but all Governors are equally
important to the school and share in making decisions relating to the school. The main
work is carried out through a series of committees with specific responsibilities and
Governors visit school as often as they can to get a sense of the place at work. The
Governors can be contacted through the school office (01527 528523).

  • Responsibilities that Governors have include:
  • Ensuring educational standards are high
  • Ensuring that pupils respect each other, adults and the environment
  • Maintaining the building and its environment
  • Providing best value with the funds available
  • Staffing;

and also ensuring that the School’s stated aims are met (see School Aims under Our
School on home page).

One of the roles of the Governing Body is to set policies. All policies can be viewed
via the school office on request and can be found on the website (Policies under Our
School on home page).