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The governing body of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School reconstituted on 1st September 2015 in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003. 

The governing board has the following core strategic functions:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and it's pupils, and the performance management of staff, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure it's money is well spent, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed