Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of...
The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.
The governors' role is not about fundraising, neither it is about cheerleading for the school - though governors might do both those things! School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
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