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Governors

School governors are people, from all walks of life, who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school.

 

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)

 

Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team. The Headteacher works closely with the governing body as its principal professional advisor. Governing body policy decisions are then implemented by the headteacher in the day-to-day running of the school.

 

Governors meet a number of times each term and also take part in regular training events to ensure their skills are up-to-date. Examples of training and courses recently undertaken by our school governors include:

 

  • Governing Body Role in School Improvement – effective challenge and support
  • Child Protection Training
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Finance – school finance training

Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies Annual Conference. ​

There are different categories of governor, and the method of appointment or election depends on the category. These are:

 

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • local authority
  • co-opted

 

Structure of The Governing Body 2018-2019

 

School governors are people, from all walks of life, who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school.

 

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)

 

Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team. The Headteacher works closely with the governing body as its principal professional advisor. Governing body policy decisions are then implemented by the headteacher in the day-to-day running of the school.

 

Governors meet a number of times each term and also take part in regular training events to ensure their skills are up-to-date. Examples of training and courses recently undertaken by our school governors include:

 

  • Governing Body Role in School Improvement – effective challenge and support
  • Child Protection Training
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Finance – school finance training

Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies Annual Conference. ​

There are different categories of governor, and the method of appointment or election depends on the category. These are:

 

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • local authority
  • co-opted

 

 

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