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Role of Governors

School governors make collective decisions as part of the governing body whose primary function is to help raise the educational standards and performance of a school by supporting the work of the headteacher and staff. Governors make important decisions on how a school will be run. The governing body is answerable to parents and the wider community.

Some of the things expected of governors include:   


  • Promoting high standards of achievement
  • Planning the school's long-term future
  • Setting the school's aims, values and ethos
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Appointing senior staff

The ideal commitment to being a governor is 4 years, but as a volunteer and if your circumstances change, you can resign before four years are complete or be re-elected for another term.