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The Governors Role

The Governing body for Somerleyton School has a range of reponsibilities to ensure the school is providing high quality education for your children. The Governing body is made up of a number of individuals from a range of backgrounds, from staff, parents, local community members and those elected by the Local Education Authority (LEA). All of the Governing body are elected members.

The Governing Body:

  • Provides a strategic overview
  • Acts as a critical friend
  • Ensures accountability

In doing so they, in partnership with the Headteacher, are responsible for:

  • Determining the aims and objectives for the school;
  • Monitoring pupil progress;
  • Interviewing and appointing staff;
  • Allocating the school budget, so that national and local requirements are met and to ensure that our children's needs are met;
  • Managing the buildings;
  • Deciding how the school is to be used outside school hours;
  • Fostering good relationships with parents and the local community.

This is not an exhaustive list.

 If you would like more information on the role of a school governor or are interested in becoming a governor, visit the Suffolk County Council website here: http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/education-and-careers/schools-and-support-in-education/school-governors or contact the school office: admin@somerleyton.suffolk.sch.uk