Detailed below is a brief outline of what’s involved in being a school governor.
Governing bodies are made up of:-
Parents of children who go to school;
People appointed by the Local Authority;
People appointed by the Local Diocese ( church schools);
Teachers at school;
Other staff at school;
People connected with the local community;
Governing Bodies are responsible for:-
Deciding, with the Head Teacher and staff, the aims, policies and plans of the school;
Deciding how in general terms the school should be run;
Deciding on how to spend the school’s budget;
Deciding on employment matters;
In addition to these responsibilities, governors can help and support the school in many other ways.
You do not need any special expertise to be a Governor. Interest, enthusiasm and commitment to the well being of the school are the important factors. On appointment, governors receive an induction pack from the Local Authority who also provide comprehensive training and support.
The term of office for a governors is for a period of four years. If you are a Parent Governor and your child leaves school before your term of office expires you can complete your term of office unless you choose to resign.
You can also find out further details at www.stockton.gov.uk/governors