Wandle Valley School

Wandle Valley School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Governing Body

The Governing Body at Wandle Valley School The main focus of the Governing Body meetings are School Improvement and Teaching & Learning. The function of the Governing Body is to support the Headteacher and his staff, in maintaining and developing the school’s vision. Governors need to play the role of a friend, but a critical one challenging where necessary, but always remembering that the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school.

Key responsibilities of Governors


  • Appointing senior staff
  • Budgeting and managing finance and resources
  • Setting aims and objectives of the school
  • Setting policies for achieving the aims and objectives of the school
  • Setting aims and objectives for pupil attainment
  • Monitoring and evaluating a school’s progress
  • Being a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher

Benefits of being a school governor / transferrable skills that Governors develop


  • Ability to provide challenge
  • Ability to analyse data
  • Good communication skills
  • Team working
  • Diplomacy
  • Leadership
  • Chairing meetings
  • Budget setting and procurement
  • Knowledge of recruitment procedures
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety
  • Knowledge of educational policy
  • Performance management and review
  • Strategic planning
  • Problem solving

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Click here to view our Governers Register of Interests