In an academy trust the governing board is responsible for influencing the school’s strategic direction and for holding the Head and the leadership team to account for the school's performance. They are also required to promote the achievement and the wellbeing of the pupils.

This topic covers the main functions and roles of the governing body. Related information can be found in the Constitution of the Governing Body — Academies and Procedures of the Governing Body topics.

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