The governing body meets once each academic term. The governing body establishes an overall framework for the governance of the academy and agrees membership of committees. Governing body committees consist of Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee and Facilities Committee. The governing body receives reports and in particular policy documents from its committees for ratification. It monitors the activities of the committees through the minutes of their meetings and establishes committee terms of reference. 

The governing body is responsible for setting general policy, adopting an annual plan and budget, monitoring the academy budgets and making major decisions about the direction of the academy, capital expenditure and senior staff appointments.