Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ, 01438 314148, firstname.lastname@example.org
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent
To Determining how the school's budget is spent
Hearing appeals and grievances
Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies
You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations.
What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people.
Commitment to ongoing development and to getting to know the school well, including effective induction.
Commitment to playing an active part whilst working as part of a team.
Ability to provide robust challenge and hold school leaders to account whilst listening to and respecting the views of others.
Focus on a strategic role rather than involvement in operational matters