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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Information for school governors

information for school governors

Governors represent people from many walks of life; school staff, parents, the local community and even the church or organisations connected to the school. This means that school decisions are made by people with a wide range of experience and views.

The main role of the governing body is:

  • It is accountable for the performance of the school
  • It helps shape the school’s future direction
  • It monitors and reviews the performance of the school
  • It makes decisions about the school’s budget and staffing
  • It makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs
  • It decides how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.

The statutory responsibilities placed on governors are extensive but there is help and advice available to them through the activities of the School and Governor Support Service.