Become a Governor 

 

Governing boards meet regularly to look at the big picture and the school’s long-term goals. They set the culture and values of the school, responding to opportunities and challenges. Governors work closely with the Headteacher, supporting and challenging them.

Governors within our Trust sit on Local Governing Bodies and have delegated responsibility to: 

  • develop a vision and strategy for the school
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • hold the Headteacher to account to ensure that every pupil has the best possible education
  • engage with pupils, staff, parents and the school community to understand their views 

Activities can include:

  • attending  Local Governing Body meetings: there are normally six a year 
  • scrutinising information and evidence on the school’s progress and discussing this with school leaders 
  • visiting the school to see plans working in practice, and listening to the views of staff, pupils and parents 
  • participating in the recruitment of a Headteacher 
  • making decisions about issues such as pupil exclusions and staff disciplinary matters
  • undertaking induction training and ongoing development

For further information, contact the Trust's Head of Governance, Elisabeth Nunn, at enunn@efspt.org

Watch this video to learn more about the role: