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
British Museum Trip- 16th March 2017
Posted: Mar 30, 2017 by: byroncourt on: Byron Court School Governors' Blog
Ms Bakdoud and 4ZB
"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and the whole class 4ZB for a great day out to the British Museum. The day was well organised by you, Ms Bakdoud, with full information regarding travel arrangements, map of the museum and the area's which were to be visited. The group of children were very well behaved, especially during the long walk between the station and the museum; overall their behaviour was excellent throughout the day. Well done Ms Bakdoud and 4ZB and thank you for the opportunity to be part of the visit to the British Museum"