The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing BodyThe Department for Education (DfE) sets out information on the role of governing bodies in its Governance Handbook. The Handbook states that the key role of the governing body is to ‘provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance’.The Handbook also sets out the three core functions of the governing body:· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.· Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.· Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.In practice, day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the headteacher.Contacting the Governing BodyAnyone wishing to contact the Governing Body should write to:The Governing BodyMarjory Kinnon SchoolHatton RoadBedfontMiddlesexTW14 9QZPublication of information about the Governing BodyThe DfE requires all schools to publish up-to-date details online about their governing body. This includes details of the structure and remit of the governing body and its committees; information about each governor (including their full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down if applicable, who appointed them, and any relevant business or pecuniary interests); and their attendance record at governing body and committee meetings.Details for the academic year 2017/18 (autumn term) are set out below. Full details of the academic year 2016/17 are included in our 2016/17 Governance Statement which can be seen HERE. (Link to Governance Statement which has been sent separately)The structure and remit of the governing body and its committees (2017-18)The Governing Body agreed to form the committees set out below. This structure is reviewed annually.