The Role of Governors
Governing Bodies are established by law as corporate bodies. The Governing Body of the school provides a number of functions and is answerable to parents and the community. Its role includes:
- providing strategic management
- acting as a critical friend to the school
- ensuring accountability
- promoting high standards of eduction and achievement
- planning the schools long term future
- setting the schools aims an values
- appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
- budgetary allocation and control.
Governors are appointed from a range of backgrounds but all share a common purpose of ensuring the best for the school and children. Types of Governors include Parent Governors, LA Governors (appointed by the Local Authority) Staff Governors and Co-Opted Governors.
The Full Governing Body generally meets at least once a term while other Committees, which are used to progress certain areas of activity, may also meet once or more a term.