Governors work as a team. Local Governing Bodies are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. Raising educational standards in school is a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

Governors monitor the effectiveness of the school and ensure the school is compliant in implementing policies set by the Cheviot Learning Trust board. They do this together with the head teacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school. Head teachers are recruited and selected by trustees and governors – and most head teachers choose to be governors themselves.

Governing bodies are accountable to parents, the local community and the Cheviot Learning Trust Board. Appointments are usually for four years. The governing body’s main role is to help the school to provide an excellent standard of education and improve outcomes for pupils.

Academy Governors are appointed by the Cheviot Learning Trust board.

Staff Governors are elected by the staff body.

Parent Governors are elected by the parent body.