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West Hill Primary Academy

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What do Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.


Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher.

It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the decisions about balancing resources.

Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body  – members work as a team.


The role of the governing body –  to:

  • Agree the aims and objectives for the school.
  • Agree the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Agree the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher and senior managers.