This book deals with the key professional issues faced by students on teacher training courses and practicing primary teachers.

School Governors

School governors

The following topics and issues are covered in this chapter:

  • the role of the governing body in the strategic management of schools;
  • the difficulties in recruiting governors, ensuring that they are effective and ways of developing their expertise;
  • the contribution that governors can make to school improvement;
  • the ways in which governors can oversee the curriculum and the responsibilities that governors have in relation to the curriculum;
  • the governors' responsibilities in relation to school buildings;
  • the responsibilities that governors have in overseeing the finances of the school and in ensuring that money is spent wisely;
  • the ways in which governors contribute to and monitor decisions that are made about staffing and staff development; and
  • the role that governors have in drawing up ...
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