Governing Body

Core Functions and Strategic Duties

The three core functions of a governing body as indicated in Ofsted’s inspection criteria are:

  • setting a strategic direction for the school,
  • creating robust accountability,
  • ensuring financial probity.

Governing bodies have a number of statutory duties that need to be fulfilled. One duty is to ensure that key policies have been approved and reviewed on a regular basis. The key policies can be found in the Department for Education (DfE) list of Statutory Policies.  Governing bodies are also advised to use a handbook as a key reference tool – the DfE Governance Handbook.

Interim Executive Board

Steve Wragg (Chair of the IEB)
Mrs Chris Robinson
Mr Nick Bowen
Mr Dean Buckley
Mr Brian Beal


Contact Details

If you would like to contact a member of the governing body, please contact:-
Mrs Janice Young, Clerk to the Governing Body, Darton College on:
Tel: 01226 382568