Being a School Trustee
School Trustees want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.
Trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.
The role of the governing body is central to the effectiveness of a school.
What do Trustees do?
School Trustees provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.
Trustees appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher.
It is Trustees who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is Trustees who work with the head teacher to make the decisions about balancing resources.
Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body - members work as a team.
The role of the governing - to:
· agree the aims and objectives for the school.
· agree the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
· agree the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
· monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
· be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher and senior managers.
We are members of one of the largest group of volunteers in the country who give freely of their time for a very worthwhile and rewarding job . . . being a school Trustee!