School governors focus on policy, strategy, budgeting and staffing, their main responsibilites are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic diredtion
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils,
  • Effective and efficient performance management of staff 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring that it's money is well spent

Effective governance is based on six key features:

  • Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy
  • Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial 
  • People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity
  • Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  • Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements
  • Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance



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