School governors

Role of governing body

Recent legislation has widened the responsibilities of school governors, but broadly governing bodies oversee the work of the school and make sure it provides a good quality education for its pupils.

Working in partnership with the head and other staff, governors are involved in:

  • setting the school's aims and policies;
  • improving standards of teaching and achievement;
  • setting the school's budget plan and monitoring expenditure;
  • interviewing and appointing teachers and support staff;
  • acting as a link between the local community and the school;
  • dealing with complaints about the school;
  • drawing up an action plan after an inspection, and monitoring the success of the plan

In addition, every year governing bodies produce an annual report for parents and arrange a meeting at which this can be discussed.

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