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Apply to be a school governor

What do school governors do?

Governors work as a team to: 

  • promote high standards of educational attainment at their school
  • set targets for pupil achievement
  • take general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • manage the school's budget, including deciding how many staff will work there
  • make sure that the National Curriculum is delivered via a broad and balanced provision
  • report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • act as a 'critical friend' to the school
  • be prepared to undertake training and develop their role
  • participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the headteacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline; and
  • draw up an action plan after an inspection by the Office of Standards in Education (OfSTED)