St Luke's C of E Primary School

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What do Governors do?


Governors work as a team called the governing body.  They are responsible for making sure the school provides a high quality education and has high expectations of what pupils can achieve.


Governors also promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies.  They do this together with the head teacher / executive headteacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school. With the exception of an IEB, all governing bodies include governors who are:


       Parents elected by parents at the school

       Staff elected by Head, teachers and support staff at the school.

       A governor appointed by Lambeth.

When St. Luke's School has a full governing body instead of an IEB, foundation governors form the majority on the governing body as it is a voluntary aided school. 


The governing body's main role is to help raise standards of achievement. 


It is accountable for :

  • the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plans the school's future direction
  • selects the head teacher
  • makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing
  • makes sure the national curriculum is taught
  • decides how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and social development
  • makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs


Governors support and challenge the headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what's best for the school.  The governors are involved in the school’s processes for self-evaluation and improvement planning.