All About Governors

What do Governors do?

  • Together with the headteacher they are responsible for making sure our schools provide good quality education.
  • They provide challenge and support to headteachers, drawing on their knowledge and experience.
  • They make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans.
  • They monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing.
  • They report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations.
  • They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.
  • They ask searching questions and respect the position of headteachers as professional leaders of schools.

Please read: a letter from the Chair of Governors, Jackie Lowe, to Parents/Carers of children at Willow Tree

Who are our Governors?
You can look at our full list of Governors here.

What roles and responsibilities do the Governors have in school?
Each governor has different areas of responsibility within the school. These areas are very varied including things such as Safeguarding, Target Setting and subject areas. A full list of Governor Roles and Responsibilities can be found here

Several Governors are also attached to Key Stages in school. The Governors attached to specific key stages are also listed here

Governors also work within Committees. To see which Governors belong to which Committees, see here.

Can I see the minutes of Governor's meetings?
Minutes of Governor’s meetings are available for inspection; anyone wishing to see these should speak to a member of the school office staff and appropriate arrangements can be made.

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