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Severn Vale School

An Academy

Governors

What are Governors?

There are various types of governors drawn from different areas of the community including, parents, staff, LEA, community and other groups. Governors are volunteers who spend about six hours each month attending meetings and working to further the school’s development.

How do governors help schools and children? 

School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Together with the head teacher they set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as school policies and the school’s development plan.

Categories of Governors

Parent Governor                       

Elected by parents and carers of children at the school. 

Staff Governor                          

Selected by election from teaching and support staff from the school. 

Community Governor               

Appointed by the governing body to represent the wider community. 

LEA Governor                            

Appointed by the Local Authority.