Board of Governors
Governing boards provide vital leadership to schools. They ensure that schools are well-run by management and that sustainable outcomes are delivered. They act as stewards to ensure a school supports the most promising opportunities for its students. The focus of a school’s governing board is to establish the strategy for the Principal and school management so as to provide the best education possible for every student at the school.
The Board consists of governors who act in a voluntary capacity. Members of the Board come from all walks of life, bringing their considerable experience to the school.
Responsibilities of the Board
According to KHDA, governing boards of private schools have four core functions:
- Setting strategic direction within the context of a clearly-stated vision and ethos;
- Holding the senior leadership team accountable for the achievement of strategy and running of the school;
- Overseeing the overall educational performance of the school and suggesting ways for improvement;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school – this includes setting fees, budget oversight, and achieving financial targets.