What does a Governor do?
The governors of the school are people drawn from the local community and others interested in the school. They are elected by parents and the staff, co-opted or appointed by the local authority. Governors are expected to contribute to the work of the board of governors in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:
- setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
There are full governors' meetings twice a term, where the headteacher reports on all the school's aims/activities. Policy initiatives from the local education authority, school resources, health and safety etc. are also discussed. At Ravenstone there are three sub-committees, which also meet on a termly basis, and which cover the curriculum, finance, premises, staffing and the community.
You will find more information from the National Governors' Association by clicking the link.