What does a Governor do?

What do governors do?

Governors offer strategic guidance, rather than getting involved in the operational aspects of a school. This involves:


  • Working with other board members to plan the school’s strategic direction.
  • Overseeing the school’s financial performance, ensuring money is well-spent.
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account.

A governor’s relationship with the school’s leadership team involves challenging existing processes to drive school improvement.