The Role of Governors:
The Governing body is the educational equivalent to a company’s Board of Directors or a charity’s Board of Trustees. The purpose of the governing body is to help the school provide the best possible education for its pupils.
Its main roles are: to ensure accountability; to provide a strategic view and to act as a critical friend. The key areas in which they are involved are the curriculum, and the educational success of the school, finance, staffing, and other general roles such as being an interface between the school and parents and the community.
The Governing body acts as a group. Individual governors have no power outside the governing body and cannot act on behalf of the governing body unless authorised to do so. Formally the governing body meets as a whole once a term and individual governors are also on one or two committees (Curriculum, or Finance, Safeguarding and General Purposes). Informally the governors take a great interest in the school, helping in a variety of ways and supporting all that goes on.
For more information on how the governing board helps the school, please refer to the governors' 'Code of Conduct linked below.