What do Governors do?
The headteacher looks after the day to day management of the school. The governors:
- agree the aims and values of the school
- look at ways of raising standards and promoting effective teaching and learning, so the pupils achieve their full potential
- decide what they want the school to achieve (the vision), and make plans to get there
- make decisions on the school's budget and approve school development plans
- help to set and review the policies that provide a broad framework within which the headteacher and staff should run the school
- monitor and review their school's progress
- make sure individual pupils' needs are met, including additional needs
- produce action plans for improvement following school inspections
- establish and maintain positive links with the local community
- support the day to day operational decisions of the headteacher
Most governors are appointed or elected to serve for a four year term.