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The Governing Board is accountable for the performance of the school and it fulfils this by setting the aims of the school and its priorities for improvement.  It agrees, monitors and evaluates the policies, targets and actions by which the school will move forward, including setting and monitoring the school budget.


The Governing Board role is strategic.  Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school.  The Headteacher has responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.  The Governing Board works in partnership with the Headteacher and the senior leadership team.  Acting as a ‘critical friend’, the Governing Board has a role to support and challenge the work of the school.


The full Governing Board meets 9-10 times a year.  In line with its strategic role, its focus for these meetings is school improvement. The minutes from the full Governing Board are posted onto the school website.


We have a number of committees available to be called upon when necessary, namely:


  • First and Second Committees
  • Performance and Pay Committee
  • Complaints Committee
  • Pupil Discipline Committee


In addition, we have a number of Task Groups to work on specific projects, including


  • Business Ventures and Bids Task Group
  • Communications




Sandford School

 Governor meeting dates 2020/21



Autumn Term:

Weds 23th Sept 2020 at 7pm         

Weds 14th Oct 2020 at 7pm         

Weds 25th Nov 2020   at 7pm            


Spring Term:


Weds 13th Jan 2021 at 7pm         

Weds 10th Feb 2021 at 7pm           

Weds 17th March 2021 at 7pm           


Summer Term:        


Weds 21st April 2021 at 7pm                            

Weds 19th May 2021 at 7pm           

Weds 16th June 2021 at 7pm