On behalf of the board of governors of Dobcroft Junior School, I would like to welcome you to our website, and in particular, our governor section.
What do school governors do?
Our role is not to run the school, that is the responsibility of the Head Teacher. The governing body of a school has a strategic, rather than operational role. Together we:
set the strategic direction for the school (our vision and how we will get there)
ensure the school finances are suitably managed and best use is made of the available funding, including agreeing the budget structure each year
monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
are a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)