The Role of Governors

The role of being a school governor involves being part of a team that actively support and challenge the school working alongside the Head Teacher.

Much of the work of the Governing Body goes unseen, but they play a key role in helping the school provide the best education for its pupils.

The Governing Body plays an active role in the strategic development of the school. Typically a governor will attend two or three meetings per term, the full Governing Body meeting (dealing with the high level issues facing the school) and the meetings of the sub committees (dealing with issues in detail and reviewing the schools policies).

Three committees carry out most of the work of the Governing Body:

  • The Resources Committee covering for example human resources, finances, buildings maintenance and health and safety.
  • The Curriculum and Pupil Committee covering for example the curriculum, safeguarding and attendance.
  • The Achievement and Attainment Committee covering pupil performance by looking at standards of achievement and attainment across the whole school.