What does a Governor do?
As a Governor you:
- meet as part of the Full Governing Body every half term, these meetings are in the early evening and typically between 6pm-8pm
- will serve on at least one of the three committees, which meet at least four times per academic year, in the early evening between 6pm-8pm
- read documents and prepare for meetings
- visit school regularly to really understand the life and work of the school which enables them to offer the role of ‘critical friend’. The types of visits include coming into school for Harvest festival, to church for the Christmas service, campus day and planned monitoring visits which require a time commitment of normally two days over an academic year.
Being a school governor is a rewarding experience. As a governor you play a critical role in improving children's education, supporting the work of the school and whilst giving a lot, you develop your own skill set or further enhance your exisiting skills and knowledge to support your current role, for example chairing meetings, speaking in public and supporting in the appointment of staff.