The Governors at AHU play an important role and have considerable responsibility in setting the strategic direction of the University along with the Head Teacher and senior leadership team. Governing Body oversee the development of the University, the main aim of which is always to provide a high standard of education for all pupils of all abilities. In essence as the accountable body for the University, the governing body has three main roles:
Provide a strategic view of where the University is heading. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.
Act as a critical friend to the University. The governing body works with the head teacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the University. The governing body should feel able to question and challenge and this is achieved through trust and mutual respect.