The Role Governors Play at St Michael's

The Headteacher, Mr Summers, is responsible for the day-to-day management of St Michael's.  The role of the Board of Governors is to provide strategic management and act as a 'critical friend', supporting and challenging, in equal measure, the work of Mr Summers and his staff.

School governors bring perspectives from ordinary life.  They work with staff and other stakeholders to help St Michael's provide the best possible education for all children.

St Michael's has a delegated budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and resources; the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget.  They can decide, following advice from Mr Summers and the staff, how many and what types of staff to employ, which equipment to upgrade or replace and what the priorities are for implementing new strategies and initiatives.  Mr Summers is accountable to the Board of Governors.

Each Governor is a member of a sub committee, which meets termly, as well as having the responsibility of a particular subject or area.  These range from nominated roles (i.e. Safeguarding Governor) through to working with subject leaders within school.  Regardless of role, the sole purpose of the board of Governors is to continue to improve St Michael's.

At St Michael's we greatly appreciate the efforts and commitment of all of our governors.  It is rewarding job, but does need commitment as it often involves giving up some spare time.  Follow the link below to the National Governors Association for more information:

http://www.nga.org.uk/Home.aspx