Governing Body

The remit of the Governing Body includes the following core functions:
  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined
  • Ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources
In exercising their functions the Governing body agrees to:
  • Act with integrity, objectivity and honesty and in the best interests of the school
  • Be open about the decisions they make, actions taken and be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.
  • The governing body will appoint a clerk with a view to ensuring their efficient functioning and must have regard to advice from the clerk as to the nature of the governing body’s functions.
The Head Teacher’s responsibilities include:
  • The internal organisation, management and control of the school
  • The educational performance of the school
  • The head teacher is accountable to the governing body for the performance of all his or her responsibilities
  • The head teacher must comply with any reasonable direction of the governing body.

Steve Cooper - Chair of Governors - LA Governor

Profile info I have been involved in school governance for over twenty years and have always had a passion to ensure pupils get the best education available and best suited to their individual needs. I am retired but worked for BT for 38 years rising to the dizzy heights of manager of a staff of 30 people. Apart from schools and education, my passions include assisting at Rotherham’s Chapel on the bridge, which is a grade 1 listed building in the centre of Rotherham, enabling the public to enjoy this very historic building. I also love foreign travel especially by train and try to go at least once a year. For my sins I support Sheffield Wednesday but someone has to.

I can be contacted via post at: c/o Chair of Governing Body, Newman School, East Bawtry Road, S60 3LX.

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