The overall role of a governor is to work with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the head-teacher, who is responsible for the day-to day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Key aspects of the role include: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the performance management of staff, and overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its budget is well spent. Governors are enthusiastic, proactive and committed to maintaining and improving excellence in all aspects of school life.

Who can be a school governor?

You do not have to have children at the school to be a governor; however you do have to be over eighteen and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. Although no specific qualifications are required, there are expectations that you possess relevant skills and the time and commitment to help drive school improvement, as well as enthusiasm and motivation to ensure that the school achieves the best possible education for its children.

If you want to be considered to be one of our Governors, please contact reception.