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
'Aladdin' Whole School Theatre Trip (December 2017)
Posted: Feb 19, 2018 by: governors on: Byron Court School Governors' Blog
I attended as a parent volunteer and parent governor on this whole school trip. It was very well organised and the children were so excited. It was certainly the first time my daughter has been to the theatre, and I am sure for a lot of the other children too. Thank you to all the staff for organising such a wonderful trip.
(Mrs Zaynab Alfadhl, Parent Governor)