Role of a Governor
The purpose of having a governing body is to:
help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
- keep the pressure up on school improvement
- be a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
- help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
- make the school accountable to the public for what it does
- work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
- exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
- not intervene in the day-to-day management of the school unless there are weaknesses in the school, when it then has a duty to take action.
- A school's governing body is a corporate body. This means it has a legal existence separate from that of its individual members. As long as governors have acted honestly, without ulterior motive, and reasonably, within the law and regulations, the governing body can't be held to account as individuals for any liabilities incurred by the governing body.
Becoming a Governor
All governors to a school’s Governing Body must be elected. If you want to be part of St Francis Primary’s Governing Body, please enquire about any vacancies.
Contact Edwin Kirkwood, the Chair, Mrs Harrison the Headteacher or Canon Galvin the Parish Priest.
Visit Education Leeds’ Governors Page for guidance and advice about being a governor.