At The Dales School the Governing Body is made up of nine Governors. Two Parent Governors; one Local Authority Governor; one Staff Governor; four co-opted Governors and the Headteacher.
The Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff of the school. As well as providing advice and acting as a link between the school and the local community, their three core functions are to:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; its pupils and the performance management of staff.
- Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure money is well spent.
The Full Governing Body appoints parent governors and co-opted Governors. Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority and Staff Governors are elected by staff members.
Terms of office for parent, co-opted and staff governors is four years. The term of office for Local Authority Governors is four years or until terminated by the Local Authority. The Chair and Vice-Chair shall have a term of office of 2 years.
The Full Governing Body meet each term. The Finance Committee meet each term and the Curriculum Committee meet in the Spring Term.