Parkgate Infants & Nursery School

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The Governors' Role

The governing body has overall responsibility for the school and ensures that it provides a high quality education for all its children by working with the Head teacher and the rest of the staff to raise standards. The governors’ role is broken down under the following three headings:

Strategic Direction

  • Long term plans and direction of the school
  • Aims and ethos of the school
  • The policies under which the school will operate 


  • Accountable for the school’s overall performance
  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered 
  • Agree the school’s performance targets 
  • Set the staffing structure
  • Responsibility for the school’s budget
  • Handle complaints
  • Maintenance of school buildings  

Critical Friend 

  • Promote high expectations
  • Hold the school to account
  • Being supportive but equally challenging
  • Monitor and evaluate the school performance

We hope this has given you an understanding of the role of our governing body.