What is a school governor?
School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.
Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction (BBC, n.d).
Every year, the governors are required to publish a report to Parents, this is the AGPM report.
Annual General Parents Meeting Reports
Parental Right to Meet with the Governing Body
Effective from 4th May, 2013, there is no longer a requirement for governing bodies to hold an Annual Parents’ Meeting.
New statutory guidance has been issued by the Welsh Government to this effect (104/2013).
Parents now have the right to request up to three meetings per year with the governing body to discuss issues which concern them. The purpose must be to discuss issues with relate to the school. It cannot be about individual pupil progress, or to air grievances against members of staff or the governing body.
Please find the English and Welsh Governor handbook below: