Governors at Hadnall C.E. Primary School
Information on School Governors taken from National Governance Association:
What do governors do?
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body.Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.
Who can become a Governor?
Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.
There are different categories of governor:
- local authority
The type of governor you will become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.
If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies:
- You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor
- You can contact your local council.
Minutes of committee meetings are held in the school office. Please ask the Administrators if you would like to view these.
Hadnall Governor roles
Governor attendance at Meetings