Governors are required by law to "conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement within the school".
This is done by ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; by holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and by overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. Governors are unpaid volunteers who represent the wider school community and are elected or appointed by parents, staff, the Local Authority, and the community. The duties and responsibilities are discharged through committees, which have the full delegated authority of, and report to, the full Governing Body. Skills and experience drawn from Governors' own private and professional backgrounds are used to best effect, and like the school staff, Governors take advantage of attending a wide variety of training courses throughout the year.
Being a Governor is a serious responsibility, and requires commitment, but can be a very rewarding experience, gives an opportunity to make a difference and a positive contribution to the futures of the young people that they serve. If you are interested in becoming a Governor at Walney School, please contact the Clerk to the Governors or the Chair of Governors at the school.