Roles and Responsibilities

The Role and Responsibilities of a Governor

A new governor is given induction and supported by the Chair, Chairs of committees and by other members of the governing body until they are confident in the role.

As a governor you will be expected to:

  • Attend a meeting of the full governing body each term;
  • Become a member of a committee and attend a meeting each half-term;
  • Take a specific role in monitoring an element of the school development plan;
  • Go on governor training, in school, or provided by the LEA, or other agencies as required;
  • Visit the school within agreed terms to meet and talk with children and staff;
  • Support school events, such as Open Days, special assemblies and concerts.

Working with the whole governing body you will be expected to:

  • be well informed about what is going on in the school;
  • provide challenge and hold the head teacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupil achievement, behaviour and safety;
  • support senior leadership in making difficult decisions;
  • ensure that the financial resources made available to the school are used effectively;
  • ensure that the pupil premium and other targeted resources are used to overcome barriers to learning;
  • make links with parents and take account of their views;
  • help to promote the school in the wider community