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So, what do the governors do?

Governors act as a critical friend to the Headteacher and school:
 
-       They support and challenge the Headteacher.
-       They ensure that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its
         local community and to those who fund and maintain it, as well as the staff it employs.
-       Governors monitor the school’s performance – gathering evidence to show what
         progress is being made towards strategic priorities, targets and implementation of
         policies.
-       They work in close partnership with the Headteacher and take advise from the 
         Headteacher before making decisions.
-       They must also be prepared to account for the school’s overall performance and to
         explain the governing body’s decision and actions to anyone who has a legitimate
         interest.
-       Ensure that statutory requirements are met.
-       Governors must respect professional roles & management responsibilities of Head and
         staff.
-       Governors are not involved in detail of day-to-day management of the school – that is
        for Headteacher.
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