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. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body
THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY
To ensure that every child receives the best possible education the Governing Body fulfils a vital role (as defined by the School Governance (Roles, Responsibilities and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013) by:
(a) ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined.
(b) ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
(c)ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.
In exercising their functions, the governing body shall—
(a)act with integrity, objectivity, and honesty and in the best interests of the school; and
(b)be open about the decisions they make and the actions they take and in particular shall be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to interested parties.
Policies and Documents
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