Key Roles

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Key roles of governors:


  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent:
  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

Would you like to: Meet the Govenors

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