School governors are volunteers who make up the decision making body in the school.

 They can help with:

  • Raising the standards of the school
  • Monitoring the progress of improvement targets for the school
  • Deciding school strategy
  • Making sure the school's budget is properly managed
  • Appointing senior school staff, including the head teacher

The school governors meet at least once a term. Many use sub-committees to look at more detailed aspects of their work and advise them on decisions. Committees often look at issues like pupil performance, the curriculum, staffing, finance and premises.