The Strategic Role

Governors Wales has produced several publications for governing bodies to assist governors to fulfil their role effectively. This fact file brings all the key aspects of the strategic role of the governing body together in one document.

School governing bodies play a key role in improving standards within schools. They:

  • have a duty to promote the highest standards of educational achievement;
  • must establish the strategic framework for the school; and
  • must regularly review the progress made.

The three main roles of the governing body are:

  1. The strategic role
  2. The critical friend
  3. The accountable role

The strategic role, along with the critical friend and accountable role, contributes to raising the standards achieved by both the school and its learners. Governors carry out their strategic role by providing a framework for what they decide the school should achieve.

Published: 18/09/2012


Posted Feb 1, 2017 by Richard Battrick

Excellent very good guidance.

Posted Feb 6, 2017 by dAVI OGILVIE

good fundamental guidance

Posted Feb 10, 2017 by Sharon James

Pertinent reminder.

Posted Jun 22, 2017 by Alyson Williams

As a new governor it puts this part of the role into perspective.

Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Dr Merajuddin Hasan

Useful guidance for the role

Posted Nov 28, 2017 by Paul Osunyikanmi

quite informative, and fascinating

Posted Mar 13, 2018 by Paula Hilton

Very informative, with added relevant links and a clear guide for new governors like myself.

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