What do the governors do?
Governors work as a team, in the best interests of the children and the school, to raise educational standards. They have a strategic role supporting and challenging the headteacher.
More specifically, they:
- Appoint the headteacher, who has day to day responsibility for everything that happens in a school and is accountable to them
- Agree how the school’s money is allocated
- Agree policies about the way the governing body and the school work
- Ensure new initiatives and guidelines from the Department for Education and the education authority (Southwark) are put in place
The full governing body usually meets at least once a term.