Schools as Organisations - Job Roles and Responsibilities
2.2.1 and 2.2.2
The three core functions of a governing body, as reflected in Ofsted’s inspection criteria are:
Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met; Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school self-evaluation; and Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.
They are also responsible for specific actions such as ensuring that there is a procedure in place for handling complaints; approving the school budget; and appointing the headteacher.
Governing bodies meet at least three times a year and usually rely on committees to advise their decisions. Committees may address issues such as staffing, finance, curriculum and premises.
Senior Management Team
The Senior Management Team is usually made up of the headteacher and deputy head but then depending on the size of the school, the team can be bigger and more varied. Often you'll find Assistant headteachers or senior teachers with particular responsibilities like leading one of the key stages or something like assessment across the school. The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) might be a member and increasingly the school business manager (SBM) is also a member. Their role is to set the strategic direction of the school and then manage this, lead any changes and generally make sure that the school is doing the best it can for the children that attend.
There are many duties and responsibilities a teacher has. Some of them are: prepare lessons, making them as interesting as possible
prepare homework, assignments and assessment
research information to ensure the knowledge they impart is current mark homework and pieces of assessment...