Who Are the School Governors and What Do They Do?
The Governors of the school are like a Board of Directors. They oversee what the school does and makes sure that it is working effectively. Parents can contact the Chair of Governors directly by leaving a message at the school.
School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They act together for the good of the school, but cannot act individually.
School governors are:
- Teachers and other staff at the school
- Local council representatives
- Representatives from the community or industry
- The Headteacher
Governors are appointed to support the school and ask questions about how it is working. In addition they:
- Monitor the standards of teaching and learning
- Interview and select staff
- Decide how the school budget is spent
- Look after the school building
- Help the school contribute to the community
- Review the head teacher’s performance.
- Have a child at the school
- Are elected by parents of the school
- Serve, as do other governors, for four years.
Parent governors bring the views of parents to the governing body but are not delegates of the parents. If you would like to be a parent governor, please ask the head teacher or the school secretary for details.