The Role of the School Governor
All state maintained primary, secondary and special schools, are accountable to their governing bodies, which in turn
are accountable to parents and the community. Parent and staff representatives are elected to the governing body and
the local authority appoints governors to the governing body.
In addition the governing body can appoint its own community governors,and it is traditionally these posts which the
governing body uses to cover skills gaps, hence these posts often being offered to governors from the business
community. Increasingly, local authority appointment panels also look to the skills set of their appointees.
Governing bodies make decisions which are in the best interests of the children and young people. Keeping the decision
making as close as possible to those that are affected by the decisions makes for sound and efficient leadership and
Toynbee Governors' Vision
The governors' vision for the school is to be the secondary school of choice in the local community through the delivery of
an educational experience which balances 'Personal Best' academic progress and achievement with excellent support and
holistic development for all pupils. To further build on the strengths of the school by having high expectation of
ourselves and of all who work and learnin in the school. These high expectations will then continue to provide and
exceptional environment to promote a life-long passion for learning and discovery.
Toynbee Governors' Mission
To support and challenge the school on its mission which it articulates as being an inclusive school; a school that is for
everyone. This mission means that the school caters for all levels of academic ability; provides a rich curriculum which
enables all pupils to reach their full potential; offers individuals opportunties to identify strengths in order to develop
their full range of skills and adopt high standards of behaviour. The governors' mission and the school's mission are
inextricably linked and aim for all learners to succeed in their personal goals and be well prepared for adult life as
integrated members of society.