The ‘board of governors’ operates at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school. The board focuses strongly on three core functions: • setting the vision and strategic direction of school; • holding the headteacher to account for its educational performance; and • ensuring financial resources are well spent. The school Governors have a robust process and framework for setting priorities, creating accountability and monitoring progress.
More information on the role of a governor can be found at:
Governors Wales: www.governorswales.org.uk
Governors Wales have developed a Governors Handbook, which is updated regularly online: http://www.governorswales.org.uk/handbook/
Welsh Government: www.wales.gov.uk