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.
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
help set the aims and objectives for the school
monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Are you interested in becoming a School governor?
If you are a parent and are interested in joining the St Mary’s Governors speak to the Headteacher via the school reception.