What is a Governor?
School governors are volunteers who make up the decision making body in the school.
They can help with:
- Raising the standards of the school
- Monitoring the progress of improvement targets for the school
- Deciding school strategy
- Making sure the school's budget is properly managed
- Appointing senior school staff, including the head teacher
The school governors meet at least once a term. Many use sub-committees
to look at more detailed aspects of their work and advise them on decisions.
Committees often look at issues like pupil performance, the curriculum,
staffing, finance and premises.