This publication is a guide to the law to help you be an effective governor. It is intended to be used as a reference book for when you need advice.
All school governors should know and understand their roles and legal responsibilities and how these fit in with the responsibilities of the head teacher, the Local Authority and the Welsh Government. They should also know their responsibilities regarding other parties such as diocesan authorities and foundations, where applicable.
Although this is a comprehensive guide, you will need to add to your knowledge through governor training events organised by your LA or Governors Wales. Other guidance and publications are available from your local authority and Governors Wales. The All Wales Centre for Research and Governor Training also produces Cadwyn. This is a termly newsletter for governors which is sent to all schools. Annex 2 to the Guide contains contact details of these organisations.
Please note that although this Guide is detailed, it does not replace the law which takes precedence.
Guide Chapters – there are 27 chapters in this guide