Beech Hill Community Primary School

Doing our best today for a brighter tomorrow


Role of Governors

Governing Bodies are established by law as corporate bodies. The Governing Body of the school provides a number of functions and is answerable to parents and the community. Its role includes:

  • providing strategic management

  • acting as a critical friend to the school

  • ensuring accountability

  • promoting high standards of eduction and achievement

  • planning the schools long term future

  • setting the schools aims an values

  • appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher

  • budgetary allocation and control.

Governors are appointed from a range of backgrounds but all share a common purpose of ensuring the best for the school and children. Types of Governors include Parent Governors, LA Governors (appointed by the Local Authority) Staff Governors and Co-Opted Governors.