What Do The Governors do?
Have you ever wondered what the School Governors do? Why do we have a School Governing Body? How often does it meet?
- Parent Governors – elected by parents of the pupils
- Community Governors – elected by the Governing body
- Staff Governors – teachers or other staff employed by the school
- LA (Local Authority) Governors – appointed to the board
- The Headteacher also attends the meetings and is a Governor
- Thinks and works strategically to help raise standards.
- Monitors and evaluates progress towards the school’s priorities and targets.
- Supports the head and staff and challenges them.
- Is accountable to all stakeholders for the school’s overall performance and for the decisions they have made.
- The Governing body is not responsible for the day to day management of the school but it must ensure that systems are in place for the school.
- The school deserves recognition and celebrate achievements
- The school is not achieving as well as it could
- Meet regularly. The full Governing Body meets once a half term. Committee and training meetings happen on top of this.
- Assist in appointments, including setting and then reviewing salaries.
- Visiting the school, in school time, to see and speak to the children.
- Attend school events such as parents evenings and the new reception intake evening.
- Having members with a specific role. For example the is one Governor specifically to oversee safeguarding and child protection. Another is our representative on the Cluster Governing Body (the 7 schools feeding into Framingham Earl High School).