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What do the governors do?

Governors make a difference. They have a strategic role supporting and challenging the Head teacher. The Grove Nursery School - Governors

Working for the best interests of the children, the school and the wider community

Governors work as a team, in the best interests of the children and the school, to raise educational standards. More specifically, they:

  • Appoint the Head teacher, who has day to day responsibility for everything that happens in a school and is accountable to them
  • Agree how the school's money is allocated
  • Agree policies about the way the governing body and the school work
  • Ensure new initiatives and guidelines from the Department for Education and the education authority are put in place.

Community involvement

More widely, schools are increasingly becoming a focal point in the community they serve. They could influence community involvement with our school.


Governors have to be prepared to give and take and be loyal to decisions taken by the governing body. They are involved in confidential matters and must respect that confidentiality. 

How governors report to the parents

The governors report to parents at the end of the school year in a publication.  There is a community evening where they are available to answer questions.

School inspections

When a school is inspected by the Office of Standards in Education (OFSTED), the effectiveness of the school and its governors is taken into account. 

Meetings and time as a governor

The full governing body meets once a term.

Committee meetings

Most of the governors' work is done in committee meetings when financial, staffing, curriculum and premises issues are discussed in detail.  They are expected to join one or two of the main committees and they would also meet at least once a term.

Time in post

Governors are usually in post for four years and may serve for longer.

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