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The Role of the Governor

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education.  Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Governors have three main roles:
*  To provide strategic direction for the school
*  To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
*  To ensure accountability

They also carry out a number of other important duties, in liaison with the Headteacher, which include:
*  Determining how the school's budget is spent
*  The appointing and dismissing of staff
*  Hearing appeals and grievances
*  Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
*  Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
*  Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
*  Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies