The role of the school governor and governing bodies
School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Head Teacher, who is responsible for the day to day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.
Key roles of the governors:
To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
To hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
Other important duties include:
Determining how the school’s budget is spent.
The appointing and dismissing of staff.
Hearing appeals and grievances.
Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship.
Setting standards for pupils behaviour and discipline.
Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
Setting and monitoring the school’s aim and policies.