Last updated:

13th June 2023

School governors

What do school governors do?

School governors are volunteers who form the decision-making body in each school and academy. They 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

Governing Boards meet at least once a term. Many use 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.

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