The Governing Body of Polesden Lacey Infant School


The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. Strategic thinking is not always linked with the curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.

Critical Friend

A governing body works with the Head Teacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school. The governing body is able to question and challenge. This is achieved in a positive manner.


A school is in some ways like a business and its stakeholders are the pupils, their parents and the wider community. The governing body uses its collective skills and experience to benefit the pupils. It gathers views, asks questions and decides what is best for the school. The governing body is accountable for the school’s performance to its stakeholders.

Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is Ex-officio which means they automatically become a School governor because of the office they hold. Head Teachers do not need to be elected.

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