Governors in Wales – About the role
School governors have a varied and important role…
…helping the school run effectively. They have 3 core functions:
- Planning the strategic direction of the school.
- Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent.
- Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account.
The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement.
Governors usually attend around 6 meetings a year. Being a school governor is a commitment and a responsibility, but offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact you can make in improving education for children in your community.Apply to become a governor
To complete your application in Welsh, download and complete a Welsh language application form.