School Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and their contribution to schools is invaluable.
They have a vital role to play by bringing their experiences to the role in order to help to raise standards and to ensure that every child in the school reaches their full potential.
Governors, together with the Headteacher, set the future direction for the school and decide, collectively, how the school's budget should be spent. The Governors work includes monitoring the impact of policies, overseeing the use of the school's budget, responding to inspection recommendations and they are accountable for the standards in the school. Governors provide the Headteacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They also undertake training that contributes to their role as governors of the school.