Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Our Vision As Governors
As Governors we are passionate about our school. We are actively involved in the life of the school and are committed to moving the school forward. We work in partnership with staff and parents and are actively involved in the decision making process. We support and challenge the leadership team and other staff to improve outcomes for our children. As Governors we strive to ensure our children get the best possible start in life.
Who Are School Governors?
School governors are in place to ensure schools are well run. They are volunteers who help to decide on the direction, focus and ethos of the school. Governors represent the school staff, parents and the local community. This means that school decisions are made by people with a wide range of experience and views.
Governors Committee Structure
Governor Register of Interests
What School Governors Do?
As stated in the DfE’s Governance Handbook, the responsibilities of the governing body are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Gateshead Governor Support Service website.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor’s attendance at meetings for each school academic year. Click the links below to view the latest attendance.