The role of the Governing Body can be contrasted with that of the Headteacher. In general terms, the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school. The respective roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body and the Headteacher is set out more fully in the School Government (Terms of Reference) (Wales) Regulations 2000. Those Regulations provide amongst other things that the Governing Body must exercise its functions with a view to fulfilling a broadly strategic role in the running of the school. The Regulations provide that the Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school, and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.
School Improvement Planning Process
School self-evaluation and improvement planning
School Improvement Planning is a process, not an event. Thus School Improvement Planning (SIP) is a cyclical process within a 3 year strategic framework. This approach is to help lead Lewis Girls’ on a journey of continuous improvement.
Improvement Priorities and Self-Evaluation 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 School Improvement Planning (SIP) will be integrally linked to self-evaluation processes (SE).
Any School Improvement Planning (SIP) has to be agreed by the Governors and put in the school website.
The identified priorities for this year will align to the New Inspection framework of:
- Standards (A11).
- Wellbeing (A12).
- Teaching and Learning experiences (A13).
- Care, support and guidance (A14) and
- Leadership (A15).
The School Improvement Plan (SIP) will also focus on developing the four core purposes of learning (as identified by Welsh Government). This will work on developing pupils to be:
- Ambitious, capable learners.
- Healthy, confident individuals.
- Ethically informed citizens.
- Enterprising, creative contributors.
For self-evaluation, the main question will be:
- What did our plans last year achieve?
- What could (or should) be identified as a priority?
A full analysis of the annual performance of the school is undertaken in the Autumn Term. Results are published as a separate document as an appendix to the Prospectus and are also reported on in the Annual Governors’ Report to Parents.