The Role of School Governors

The Department for Education defines governors as

‘………….the strategic leaders of our schools [who] have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.’

They exercise four key functions:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

d. Ensuring decisions take into account the views and experiences of stakeholders.