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Peartree Primary School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. Governors hold the main responsibility for finance, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.  


Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  


The role of Peartree Primary School Governing Body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school;
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives;
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend).