The Governing Body of a school is accountable for its performance, its finances and the safety and well-being of pupils and staff. All of this is done by governors on a voluntary basis and who come from all walks of life. Governors bring a wide range of experience to the school, including business and finance, parenting experience, further and higher education and administrative expertise. The roles and responsibilities of governing bodies are clear in law and there is a defined distinction between the responsibilities and powers of the Headteacher and those of the governors. To ensure clarity and transparency all governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests to ensure there are no conflicts. The school holds a record of Governor’s business interests that is updated annually alongside a standing agenda item that requires governor’s to declare any business or pecuniary interests against any agenda item. Mr R. Newman is currently a governor at both Herne Bay Infant and Herne Bay Junior School, which assists the schools in working together.