Governor Powers & Duties

Parliament has given a range of duties and powers to school governing bodies under the Education Acts. They include the following:

  • conducting the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • setting appropriate targets for pupil achievement at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and GCSE/equivalent vocational qualifications
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school – in practice this should include how in broad strategic terms it should be run
  • managing the school’s budget; including determining the staff complement and making decisions on staff pay
  • making sure that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based; in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught and that there is reporting on National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • determining the staff complement and pay policy for the school
  • participating in the appointment of the head and deputy head teacher(s) and other staff, whilst regulating staff conduct and discipline
  • establishing, following consultation with all staff, an annual review of performance management and appraisal policy
  • drawing up an action plan after a school inspection
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