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The role of the Governor

Every School/Academy/Federation should have an effective governing body made up of well informed, knowledgeable, skilled governors.  Showing accountability and demonstrating how governance works is a key feature of current inspection regimes and it is key that all governors are aware of their role and the law relating to staff governors.

This comprehensive course offers governors the opportunity to learn about their role and their three core functions (strategic, accountability and critical friend) as well as providing an overview of data and finance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the purpose, role and consitution of the governing board.
  • Know what makes an effective governing board and how they can ensure they are fulfilling these requirements.
  • Understand what governors can and cannot do.
  • Be aware of how to establish a good evidence base for Ofsted and their own self evaluation.
  • Understand the need to be involved in setting the strategic direction of the school.
  • Recognise the link between school improvement and target setting.
  • Be able to explain how their responsibilities for strategic leadership.


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