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School Governors

School Governors

School governors play an important role in the life of the school.  Their duties include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and suppporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff


The governing body in schools is made up of:

  • staff representatives, including the headteacher
  • community governors, including parents
  • other local sponsors, like businesses