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Governors – Why are they important?

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Governance is a key part of a successful school. Every governing board, no matter the type, educational phase or size of the organisation, has four core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation, its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure that money is well spent
  4. Ensuring that the voices of stakeholders (such as parents, staff, pupils and the community) are heard

What do school Governors do? Find out below:

The role of Governors and Trustees
There are 8 key ingredients that contribute to effective governance.