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The main aim of the Governing Body is to help raise standards of achievement and make sure the school provides a good quality education.
The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff. Rather than manage, governors are there to help shape the school's future direction and focus.
Governors work as a team. Individual governors have no power or responsibility. It is only the full governing body which has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility.
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates and it is important that they operate well. They are not there to rubber stamp decisions. Governors are responsible for how the school is performing. They have to be prepared to support and challenge their Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for the pupils.
The task can be divided into three main roles - providing a strategic overview, acting as a critical friend to the school and ensuring accountability.
Have a look at who the current school governors are.
Parent governors are elected by other parents. When a vacancy arises on the governing body for a parent governor, the governing body will write to parents inviting nominations.
Staff governors are elected by other staff working at the school and should contact the Clerk to the Governors.
Local Education Authority (LEA) governors are elected by a Governors Panel made up of county councillors. This meets four times a year.
Community governors are appointed by the school's governing body. To apply you should contact the Clerk to the Governors.