What we do
School governors are there to ensure that schools are well run. They have an important part to play in raising school standards by working with the head teacher and senior management team to ensure pupils get a good education.
School governors are the largest volunteer force in the country. They represent people from many walks of life: school staff, parents, the local community and even the church or organisation connected to the school. This means that school decisions are made by people with a wide range of experience and views.
Governors serve on the school's Governing Body. The Governing Body has a strategic role and the key functions are to:
The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.
Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.
Source: National Governors' Association
Becoming a governor could be a way of making a real difference to local children and of learning new skills. For further information, please visit the Manchester City Council website.
For induction of new governors, the school prepares a pack of information and/or provides details of where to find appropriate resources. This includes: