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The Governing Body has responsibility for the overall effective management of the Academy. It acts within the framework of national legislation and policies set out by the Local Authority. They do not make day to day decisions on the running of the Academy as this is the responsibility of the Principal.

They meet regularly through the term to discuss all main aspects of Academy life. Their aim is to maintain and improve the standards at Neale-Wade and to ensure the Academy is teaching a broad and balanced curriculum in line with national standards.

The Governing Body’s work can be divided into three key areas:

  • Setting the Academy’s vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and to support and challenge the Principal in managing the  Academy.
  • Ensuring that the Academy is accountable to the children and parents/carers it serves, to its local  community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

The Local Governing Body, and the volunteer Governors that are members, play an important role in supporting the work at Neale-Wade Academy. They are responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards of educational achievement. Each Governor serves a term of office no less than three years, during which they are required to undertake specific duties to assist The Active Learning Trust, the Principal and staff, in carrying out the Academy Aims, and ensuring all students achieve their full potential.