§ Parent governors - parents of children at the school, elected by other parents
§ LEA governors - representatitives of the local authority maintaining the school
§ Staff governors - elected by fellow teachers and staff of the school
§ Community governors - representatives of the local business and social community
§ Foundation - representatives appointed by the Church
A governor's profile
Being a school governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to the well being of our local community and the success of your local schools.
The school governing body is responsible for working strategically
with the headteacher in ensuring good quality education for our pupils. They make key decisions that directly affect the direction of the school and can really make a difference in improving standards.
This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to assess progress and determine appropriate action.
Typically, a governor's duties will average at around 6 hours of spare time each month. The governing body is there to be a 'critical friend' who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the headteacher and the school.
Example of our governing body at work
Key responsibilities of the governing body
- curriculum policies
- budgetary spend
- improvement plan
- innovation and forward thinking
- premises and asset management
§ critical friend
- right balance between supporting and
challenging the headteacher and staff
- headteaher and staff report to governing body on the school?s performance
- governing body answers for its actions to parents and local community