Governors' Information and Duties
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It's
important they get things right. How they do their job effects the
interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of the school in the
community. Governors support and challenge head teachers by gathering
views, asking questions and discussing what's best for the school. They
are not there to rubber stamp decisions. They have to be prepared to
give and take advice and must be loyal to decisions taken by the
governing board as a whole. As long as they act within the law and take
appropriate advice, governors are protected from any financial liability
for the decisions they take.
The Governing Board:
- is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
- plans the school's future direction
- selects the head teacher
- makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing including the performance management policy
- makes sure the agreed Curriculum is well taught
- decides how the school can encourage pupils' spiritual, moral and cultural development
- makes sure the school provides for all pupils including those with special needs.
Please click the link below to find out more about each Governor, their roles and duties.