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Becoming a School Governor

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School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

School governors come from every walk of life. There are over 300,000 school governors in England and they form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. The day to day running of the school is managed by the Head Teacher, but the school governors are responsible for:

  • Promoting high standards of education
  • Planning the school's long-term future
  • Setting the school's aims and values
  • Choosing senior staff including the Head Teacher
  • Deciding how the budget is spent.
  • Being a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher (a critical friend)

For more information about how to become a School Governor, the time and commitment involved, training provided and the skills you need download the Becoming a School Governor Information Sheet.

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