What do school governors do?
School governors are volunteers who make up the decision making body in each school and academy. They can help with:
- Raising the standards of the school
- Monitoring the progress of improvement targets for the school
- Deciding school strategy
- Making sure the school's budget is properly managed
- Appointing senior school staff, including the head teacher
The school governors meet at least once a term. Many use sub-committees to look at more detailed aspects of their work and advise them on decisions. Committees often look at issues like pupil performance, the curriculum, staffing, finance and premises.