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.