Role of a school governor:

To contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The 6th Edition of Welcome to Governance has arrived in the NGA offices. Covering governors in LA maintained schools and academies, the new edition goes through changes introduced last year to curriculum and assessment, funding (including pupil premium), data dashboards and Ofsted, and the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) Regulations 2013. More details here.

This monthly NGA bulletin board is distributed to local governor associations and co-ordinators of governor services who are members of the NGA so that they can keep governing bodies up-to-date on our work and the changes and developments in governance. So, please help to keep others informed by sharing and distributing this widely. You can read the complete bulletin here.