The Roles of School Governors
The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding. The Governing Body has three main roles: to provide strategic direction for the school; to act as a critical friend to the headteacher and to work with the headteacher and staff to ensure that the school delivers a good quality education.
At Russet House School we have a very able and committed Governing Body who give their time and expertise in assisting the headteacher and staff in the running of our school.
Anyone interested in being a governor would not need to have any particular academic qualifications, but they would need an interest in education and the issues affecting our children. You would also need to be able to give up some of your time to dedicate to duties which would include issues involving premises, staffing, finance, parents meetings and pupils. Governors are very important to the school and they would be expected to ask questions and support the Headteacher and other governors in the running of the school. The LA provides training through the Governor Training Service, which is paid for by the school, for anyone accepted as a governor. This training would be held in the evening so there would be no bar to those working full time.