The Local Governing Committee

What do governors do?

The main role of the governors is one of monitoring and evaluation to support the headteacher and her staff. They help to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. They also have a legal responsibility to:

  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed
  • Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds.
  • Ensure that Special Educational Needs are met

School governing bodies have an important role in raising standards in education. Their main purpose is to provide a strategic and policy framework within which schools are run. It is the responsibility of the headteacher and staff to guide and advise governors, implement the plans and deliver the curriculum. The Governing Body is responsible for raising expectations, being a “critical friend” to the academy and holding it to account.

How to become a governor

Governors do need to be able to dedicate some time to their role, typically two evening governing body meetings a term, as well as being prepared to serve on at least one of the governing body's committees. We provide a training programme to help and support governors in learning about their role and responsibilities. If you would like to find out more about being a school governor please email governor.development@peterborough.gov.uk or telephone 01733 863642.

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