The role of school governors

  • Together with the head teacher, governors are responsible for making sure schools provide good quality education

  • They should provide a balance of professional challenge and support the head teachers, drawing on their knowledge and experience

  • They make decisions together on matters such as school policies and development plans

  • They monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing

  • They report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations

  • They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints

  • They ask searching questions and respect the position of head teachers as professional leaders of schools

Robert Iredale 

Chair of governors

Laura Wagstaff


Steve Washington 

Vice chair of governors

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