Every school has a governing body of between nine and 20 members. They are a bit like a management board for a company. The governing body consists of:
- School staff (normally includes the school’s head teacher)
- Representatives of the local council
- People from the local community
Certain schools will also have foundation governors linked with their local church or diocese.
Governors are the largest volunteer force in the country. They have an important part to play in raising school standards. Currently there are more than 900 governors in North Lincolnshire.
In general governors have three key roles:
- Setting strategic direction
- Ensuring accountability
- Monitoring and evaluating the school's performance
The decisions made by the governing board directly shape and influence the quality of education received by our children and young people.
Community Champion Awards - nominate now!
Nominations for the 2018 Community Champion Awards are now open. Click the link below to complete the online nomination form or contact the Community Recreation Team on 01724 297270 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination form.
The Community Champion Awards recognise truly inspirational achievements from people in North Lincolnshire communities. All too often, achievements are not highlighted but these awards make sure that people are rewarded for their amazing compassion and hard work.
Did you know there is a category for Services to School Governance? Do you have a governor in your school you would like to nominate? Use the link below:
Nominate a Governor in your school