The best way to define the role of a School Governor is that of a 'critical friend' - someone who cares passionately about the school but is also able to see where things can be improved and to make sure that it is done.
Schools are run by a governing body working with the Head Teacher and senior management team. Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of various committees that deal with specific issues like the school's curriculum, premises or finances. These committees are staffed by members of the governing body and teaching staff of the school who work together to ensure the children in the school are given the best opportunity to develop to their full potential.
The full governing body meets at least three times a year and the committees at least twice a term. Governors also have special responsibility for one or more curriculum subject(s) and meet with the subject co-ordinators on a regular basis to discuss teaching and learning.
The functions of the governing body include:- • providing strategic management • acting as a critical friend to the school • ensuring accountability • promoting high standards of education and achievement • planning the schools’ long term future • setting the school’s aims and values • appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher • budgetary allocation and control
Interested in becoming a school governor?
We would love to hear from you! Either drop us an email for more information or arrange to have a chat with our Head Teacher, Oliver Johnson some time.
Culworth Church of England Primary Academy The Green Culworth Banbury Oxon OX17 2BB