School governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.
They are volunteers who help to run the school. 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.
School governors also help to make big decisions about the schools long-term goals. They support the head teacher, but also ask questions and make sure the school is heading in the right direction.
It is governors who hold the main responsibility for the finance of the school, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.