Governor at Walker Primary School

What is a school governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors – together they’re called the ‘governing body‘. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.

What does the role involve?

At Walker school you’ll need to attend a governors’ meeting each half term. You’ll also be expected to join one sub-committee – for me this covers the community relations aspect of the school. Other roles in committees include different areas like the curriculum, finance or buildings. These roles require the governing board to work as a team, as we make joint collective decisions on the future of the school.