Governors – What We Do

Schools are controlled by a Governing Body working in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that each student receives the best possible education.

“Opportunities, Aspirations and Excellence for All”

The role of the Governing Body is to set the strategic direction of the school. The Governing Body acts as a “critical friend” in ensuring accountability and is answerable to parents and the community.

Governors provide both support and challenge.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school’s long-term future
  • Appointing the Headteacher and senior staff
  • Budgetary allocation and control

The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

The Governing Body of Bungay High School numbers 19 and is made up of:

  • The Headteacher
  • 9 Appointed members of the Academy Trust
  • 4 elected parents
  • 3 elected staff
  • 1 appointed by the LA
  • 2 co-opted by Governors

In summary, as Governors, we aim to work closely with the Headteacher and senior staff to: enhance the future development of the school; ensure a high quality of educational provision and support for pupils and staff; create an environment that supports this work; and raise the aspirations and achievement of the young people in our care.

Governors are normally elected or appointed for a term of office of 4 years. The Headteacher is automatically a member of the Governing Body, unless he/she decides not to be. At least one Staff Governor other than the Headteacher must be a teacher.