•Help shape the school’s future direction
•Monitor and review the performance of the school
•Make decisions about the school’s budget and staffing
•Make sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs
•Decide how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and cultural development
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. Their job affects the interests of pupils, staff morale and how the school is seen by parents and others in the community. Governors are responsible for how the school is performing. They have to be prepared to support and challenge the head teacher and staff by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the pupils. Senior Management Team – this is usually the head teacher and the deputy or and including the head of departments. The Special Needs Co-Ordinator could also be a member. Their role is to set and manage the strategic direction of the school. They also lead changes and generally make sure that the school is doing its best to deliver the strategic direction for the pupils that attend the school. Generally, the senior management of a school will be aware of the current state of the school, be imaginative in launching new and relevant initiatives in a way that can motivate the whole school behind them, be diligent in keeping track of the progress these initiatives are making and the targets achieved and be sincere in trying to lead by example. Teachers and Support Staff – Teachers are responsible for educating pupils that are in their care. In addition to that they set the tone of their classrooms,...