Who are school governors and what do they do?
School governors come from every walk of life. There are over 300,000 school governors in England and they form the largest volunteer force in the country.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Policies and Documents
Click here for information on School Governance: http://www.thegovernor.org.uk/downloads.shtml
Welcome to our Governors' Blog
Posted: Mar 20, 2017 by: governors on: Byron Court School Governors' Blog
We have created this blog to enable our school governors to post messages about their work with the school, to help you understand their role and how they support Byron Court strategically. I hope all parents find this useful. Happy blogging governors!