Governors

Governors

Why become a School Governor?

  • To help future generations gain access to the best possible education.
  • To contibute to your local community.
  • To use your current skills in a new environment.
  • To gain new skills in human resources, finance and management.

What do governors actually do?

A governing body ‘governs’ the school in partnership with the headteacher. They ensure that all children and young people receive an education that helps them reach their full potential. Governors give strategic direction and focus through agreeing plans and aims, setting budgets, deciding priorities, appointing staff, supporting the work of the school and challenging it to improve.

No special skills are required. The only essential is a keen interest and commitment to this school and this community. The most important thing you can bring is time, commitment and enthusiasm.

The governors meeting once every half term (six meetings a year) for about 11/2 hours each time with additional meetings as required for members of sub groups.