About our Governors

The role of the Local Governing Body at The Batt Church of England Primary School

The over-arching aim of all school governors is to ensure that pupils in the school can achieve to the
best of their ability. For The Batt School, the formal legal framework that applies for governors
seeking to achieve this aim is the Scheme of Delegation between Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust
(ODST), a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), and the School. ODST sets the ethos for all the MAT’s
member schools, and has ultimate responsibility for business planning, monitoring of budgets,
performance management, the setting of standards and the implementation of quality management
processes. ODST delegates much of the daily operational responsibility to the Head, and much of
the daily oversight and monitoring to the Local Governing Body. 

The Local Governing Body (LGB) has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its
    pupils, and for the performance management of staff

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

At The Batt School, the LGB has a five-year Strategic Plan, approves the annual budget, and works
with the Head Teacher to develop an annual Raising Achievement Plan, which it then monitors. It
considers and approves many policies which set out the framework within which the School
operates. The LGB also has ultimate responsibility for Safeguarding, Prevent, Health & Safety, and
Equality matters.

The Clerk is the main point of contact for the governors and attends all committee meetings.  if you need to contact the school governors please email Tracey Mills (clerk.3605@batt.oxon.sch.uk)