The role of staff and parent governors - what governors need to know

The role of staff and parent governors - what governors need to know

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: February 2016

Governing Bodies in all maintained schools and most academies are constituted with a minimum of two parent governors and at least one staff governor. The role of these elected governors is often misunderstood by parents, staff and many other governors too. This article explores their role and seeks to bust a few myths surrounding their responsibilities.

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