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The Role of a Governor at Burnwood

What is the purpose of the Governing Body?


Governors have 3 main roles:


1. The strategic role, which is about:

  • The vision for the school
  • Developing aims for the school 
  • Planning so that all pupils can achieve the very best they can


2. School Improvement

In this role Governors' will;

  • Monitor and evaluate the school's work
  • Visit the school
  • Ensure that all meetings are effective by reading all papers prior to the meeting and preparing their questions


3. The accountability role of the Governing Body

This means;

  • Ensuring the process of pupils
  • Challenging the school leadership team
  • Being accountable to parents and the community


Other responsibilities include;


  • Promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • Planning the school's long term future
  • Setting the school's aims and values
  • Appointing senior staff, including the Head Teacher
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Making sure that the curriculum is broad and balanced


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