Who are they? What do they do?
School governors are drawn from different parts of the community - parents, the staff, the church and the Local Authority are all represented on the governing body. This helps to ensure that the governing body has a range of views and experience. There are around 345,000 school governors contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at over 30,000 schools. Governors are volunteers.
The governing body is responsible for the conduct of the school and works closely with the senior leadership team. As a voluntary aided Church of England primary school the governing body:
- makes sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly-based
- appoints and employs staff
- sets targets for pupil achievement
- manages the school's finances
- reviews staff performance and pay
- is responsible for admissions to the school
- determines the content of the religious education syllabus
The governors have a responsibility to maintain and improve the fabric of the school building.
They have to find 10% of the cost of all major building work.