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About the Governing Body

The Governing Body at The Drive Primary School plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the Head teacher and Senior Management Team looking at how it should best develop and improve. The main aim of a Governing body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.  This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities and monitoring, and reviewing aims and objectives.  The governing body has the following core strategic functions:


Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties


Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the head teacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the head teacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation


Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained

The Governing Body consists of a range of governors from the Gateshead community, the school and specifically from The Drive community. The following are the current Drive Primary School Governors.